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Firework Stands Ready For Business

Posted: June 18, 2012 at 5:22 a.m.

Susan Mathews and husband, Larry, stock the Rainbow Fireworks stand Saturday getting ready for its Wednesday opening in Bethel Heights.

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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