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Fireworks Safety Tips

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Fireworks Safety Tips

According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2010 fireworks caused an estimated 15, 500 reported fires, in eight reported deaths, 8,600 people being treated for fireworks related injuries, and $36 million in direct property damage.

Here are some fireworks safety tips:

 

Be prepared

  • Use legal fireworks, available at licensed outlets.
  • Store fireworks out of children's reach.
  • Only discharge fireworks on your property.
  • Always keep water handy.

Be safe

  • Only adults should light fireworks.
  • Fireworks should only be used outdoors.
  • Do not throw fireworks or hold them in your hand.
  • Protect your eyes.
  • Light one firework at a time, and move away quickly.
  • Never relight a "dud."

Be responsible

  • Soak used fireworks in water.
  • Be considerate, and clean up used fireworks.
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children.

Please remember during your times of celebrations that fireworks are dangerous. Attend a fireworks display that is put on by a professional.

Regarding fireworks in unincorporated Pinal County, they are now permitted in unincorporated Pinal County (the ban was lifted a few months back) but discouraged due to the fire risk. This of course only relates to unincorporated Pinal County. If you live within the Town of Queen Creek, Florence or Apache Junction, they have their own restrictions in place.

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