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Posted on: June 27, 2013

[ARCHIVED] SFD Offers July 4th Fireworks Safety Tips


DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Contact: Chief Fred Sanders (318) 673-6652 or (318) 455-2411

SFD Offers July 4th Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks may be purchased and sold in the City of Shreveport through 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5”, said Chief of Fire Prevention Pat Dyas. “It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, ignite or explode fireworks in the city limits between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. It shall be unlawful for any person to at any time possess, sell or use any type of bottle rockets or sky rockets with sticks.”

The Shreveport Fire Department offers the following Safety Tips:

• The best way to enjoy fireworks is to visit public fireworks displays put on by professionals who know how to safely handle fireworks.
• If you plan to use fireworks, make sure you do so legally.
• NEVER discharge fireworks indoors
• NEVER allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks
• ALWAYS supervise children around fireworks
• ALWAYS have water handy (a garden hose or bucket)
• NEVER pick up or try to re-ignite a Dud
• ALWAYS read the warning labels and follow directions for igniting
• NEVER hold a firework in your hand to ignite it
• NEVER place an ignited firework on any part of your body
• NEVER point or throw fireworks at another person

For more information on fire or injury prevention issues contact the Shreveport Fire Department Prevention Division at 673-6740. ###

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