Tips for fireworks safety
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:26:39 GMT —
Fireworks are a wonderful way to celebrate with friends and family.
They also, are not toys.
Grand Blanc Fire Chief Jim Harmes says "Leave any un-exploded fireworks alone. Never go near them, leave them alone for a few hours and dunk them in a bucket of water."
A new law has also been proposed to let cities decide on curfew limits for lighting fireworks.
Here is a tip, once the big city shows are over, usually by midnight, do not light anymore off so people can sleep.
"We always tell them they always need adult supervision no matter what they buy from here," according to Nancy Luri a fireworks sales representative. She adds "we point them to the kids table with the snappers and stuff like that but generally they know what they are coming for."
Safety with these entertaining explosives is always the key, and Meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey has a few tips to stay safe, but still have fun this 4th of July.
Safety Steps Include:
-Read and follow ALL warnings and instructions.
-Never allow children to play with fireworks of any kind.
-Only use fireworks outdoors.
-Wear protective clothing including eyewear.
-Only light fireworks on level, stable, and smooth surfaces away from dry flammable material and residences.
-Always keep a bucket of water or a hose handy.
-Never try to re-light fireworks that have not gone off.
-NEVER put your face over a firework, even if it has already gone off.
-Meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey