Fireworks on the 4th
Are you planning on celebrating with fireworks at your home this Fourth of July in the City of Conway?
Fire Marshal Jeremy Carter has important safety tips while using fireworks:
Observe local laws. In the City of Conway, fireworks are allowed from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM on the Fourth of July.
Observe local weather conditions. Dry weather can make it easier for fireworks to start a fire.
Always have an adult present when shooting fireworks.
Use common sense. Always read and follow the directions on each firework.
Only use fireworks outdoors, away from homes, dry grass, and trees.
Ensure people and pets are out of range before lighting fireworks.
Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
Be careful when using sparklers as they burn at temperatures around 2,000 degrees.
During and After Igniting Consumer Fireworks:
Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Soak it in water and throw it away.
Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks.
Never carry fireworks in a pocket.
Never shoot fireworks from metal or glass containers.
Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.
Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly to a safe distance.
Put used fireworks in a bucket of water; keep a garden hose on hand.