State Fire Marshal issues fireworks safety warning - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

State Fire Marshal issues fireworks safety warning

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)

The Office of the State Fire Marshal encourages the attendance of public fireworks displays this holiday season, but for those who will be using retail fireworks, they provided these safety tips and warnings:

Only purchase consumer fireworks from retail stands that have been inspected and permitted by this office.

Always read and follow the label directions carefully.

Always have a garden hose or water bucket nearby for medical emergencies and/or to douse spent or misfired fireworks.

Adults should always supervise fireworks activity.

Fireworks should be placed on a hard, smooth surface prior to ignition. Never light fireworks in your hand.

Quickly light one firework at a time, and move away quickly after lighting.

Never point or throw fireworks at people, pets, cars, or buildings.

Keep fireworks away from small children.

Do not alter or make your own fireworks.

After displays, never pick up fireworks that may be left over.

Fireworks that have been ignited and fail to immediately explode or discharge can cause injury, as they may still be active.

Concerning age requirements, Fire Marshal Browning advised that state law prohibits anyone from offering to sell or selling fireworks to any child under the age of fifteen (15). Fire Marshal Browning adds that parents may be held liable for any damages or injuries caused by their children's illegal use of fireworks.

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