Firework Stands Ready For Business
Posted: June 18, 2012 at 5:22 a.m.
Kaleidoscopic tents and assertive posters of Uncle Sam are appearing around the area, enticing both children and adults with a recreation they can enjoy only twice a year.
AT A GLANCE
Fireworks Safety Tips
Alcohol and fireworks don’t mix. Have a “designated shooter” to light all fireworks.
Make sure the area is clear of all foliage and overhanging tree branches.
Keep a 50-foot clearance from building, vehicles and spectators.
Keep an extinguisher or water hose nearby.
Don’t wear open-toe shoes or loose clothing.
Parents should supervise children at all times.
Fireworks should be lit from a flat surface.
Read the directions on each firework.
Plan ahead and pay attention.
Source: Area Fire Department Officials
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