Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety

 

Summer is upon us, and the fourth of July is just around the corner. Parades are planned, cookouts have been organized, and everyone is looking forward to the fireworks.

 

But remember The City of Nichols Hills explicitly prohibits the sale or use of any fireworks. Some people smuggle fireworks into the city, but be aware that it is strictly enforced that bringing fireworks into Nichols Hills is illegal and punishable by law.

 

Citizens who have fireworks, which are illegal, may turn them in to the fire department without penalty. Citizens who wish to report illegal use of fireworks should call 911.

 

Leave fireworks to professionals.

Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large they may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can check the newspapers or the local activity calendar and attend a licensed fireworks display around the metro area.

 

If you choose to celebrate the Fourth of July with the use of fireworks make sure that it is legal in the city or town you’re in. Here are some safety tips to be aware of before lighting up.

 

  • Always read and follow label directions.
  • Have an adult present.
  • Buy from reliable sellers.
  • Use outdoors only.
  • Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket.)
  • Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
  • Light only one firework at a time.
  • Never re-light a “dud” firework (wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
  • Never give fireworks to small children.
  • If necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
  • Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trash can.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
  • The shooter should wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.
  • Stay away from illegal explosives.

 

  



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