While the rockets' red glare and the bombs bursting in air are always good fun to watch, when homeowners take pyrotechnics into their own hands, things can become risky so pass on these firework safety tips below to your clients before they head into the weekend. "We must ensure fireworks retailers operate their businesses safely to protect the public".
According to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's office, 204 people visited emergency rooms a year ago with fireworks-related injuries in the 10-day period leading up to July 4th. Thomas Stephan, Military Police investigations supervisor, said all fireworks are prohibited because they pose a safety hazard. However in communities that did not, people can shoot off fireworks any day of the year - which is the case in some local townships.
On the big day, July 4, it'll be hard to not see any fireworks, as almost every town in the North Bay is hosting a parade or picnic leading up to the fireworks.
- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. About 25 percent of fires started by fireworks annually are reported on Independence Day. The laws regarding illegal fireworks are stricter in OR than in most of Washington State where individual cities can have their own rules on what is allowed.
· Dispose of fireworks by soaking them in water and leaving them in a trash can. "Make sure small children are not handling fireworks".
-Have a garden hose or bucket of water nearby. A fireworks show accompanied by music, vehicle show, kids activities, live music and more will be featured during this annual event.
In Carthage, fireworks are allowed starting June 30th through July 3rd, 9 a.m.to 11 p.m. and also on July 4th and 5th from 9 a.m. until 1 in the morning. Go to www.town.boonsboro.md.us.
During this time, vendors can be seen on the side of the road with a stall of their own, selling a variety of fireworks for passers-by to choose from. Keep away from dry grass, brush, leaves and flammable substances.
East Coast Pyrotechnics will in charge of putting on a 20-minute light show, at a cost to the city of $12,000.