Fireworks Safety
December, 28, 2016

December 28, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (SH2016-36)

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
R. Steve Huffman
Public Information Officer
(251) 208-7163/Fax: (251) 208-5843
E-Mail: huffman@cityofmobile.org

FIRWORKS SAFETY

Fireworks are illegal in the City of Mobile and its Public Safety Jurisdiction. It is illegal to make, buy, sell or use fireworks. For those in areas that are allowed to use fireworks we offer these safety tips:

Always read and follow label directions.
Have an adult present.
Buy from reliable sellers.
Use outdoors only.
Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket).
Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
Light only one firework at a time.
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. Even sparklers are dangerous to a child. They burn at a temp of more than 1,200 degrees. Glass melts at 900 degrees.
If necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trash can.
Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.
Stay away from illegal explosives.
Be careful with animals.

The noise and lights of fireworks often frighten some animals, so it is very important that you are careful with pets and farm animals. You may want to consider moving the animals away or keeping them inside during your display. Please be considerate of your pets and animals when using fireworks.

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