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Commissioner Cook Shares Fireworks Safety Tips

Press Release from the Wilco Public Information Office

  • 24 June 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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The Williamson County Fire Marshal’s Office has these tips for keeping you safe:

  1. Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  2. Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  3. A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
  4. Be sure other people and pets are out of range.
  5. Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  6. Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  7. Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area, away from building and vehicles.
  8. Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning “dud” fireworks. Wait 20 minutes and then soak in a bucket of water.
  9. Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby for emergencies and for pouring on misfired or spent fireworks.
  10. Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into metal or glass containers.
  11. Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  12. Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
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