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So, lets talk about FIREWORKS.
Many people, adults and children, are needlessly hurt using fireworks
around the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July should be a family
time of fun, enjoyment and exciting adventure. So please use Fireworks
wisely and safely.
As you may know, in Maine it is still illegal in
many towns and cities to posses fireworks other than paper and
plastic caps and sparklers unless you have a license or permit
to do so. Even Sparklers can be hazardous and cause severe burns
if mishandled. So, be sure to purchase them from a reliable source
and always read and follow label directions. It is also important
to only use fireworks outdoors and have water handy as even sparklers
can cause fires.
You should never experiment or make your own fireworks by putting
several sprinklers or caps together. To be as safe as possible
you should only light one firework at a time.
Please remember the following:
- Never re-light a "dud" firework, wait 15 to 20 minutes
and then soak it in a bucket of water.
- Never give fireworks to small children.
- Store fireworks in a safe place away from children and heat.
- Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and
then disposing them in the trash.
- Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
- Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
- Never put any fireworks in metal or glass containers.
- Always wear eye protection and never have any part of your
body over the firework.
Public displays are the best way to enjoy fireworks. Check your
local newspapers for times and locations.
Have a great, safe, and fire-free July 4th and summer