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Posted on: July 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Use legal fireworks wisely and safely


In the event people decide to use non-aerial fireworks, Acting State Fire Marshal Mikutsky urges them to follow these safely guidelines:

  • Only buy from reputable places;
  • Don’t buy if packaging is damaged or appears tampered with;
  • Don’t try and “fix” broken or “dud” fireworks;
  • Never use indoors;
  • Don’t use in very windy or dry conditions;
  • Always have water handy and follow manufacturer’s instructions;
  • Never relight a “dud” firework;
  • Never aim a firework at yourself, another person, animals, or buildings;
  • Wait 20 minutes to dispose of properly.

When disposing of fireworks, completely soak used or “dud” fireworks in a bucket of water and allow them to soak overnight. Then double wrap the soaked fireworks in plastic wrap or a plastic bag to help keep them from drying out and place the wrapped fireworks in regular household garbage.

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