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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fireworks Safety

When I was growing up fireworks were displayed only on July 4th. Times have changed and now fireworks are more popular than ever. Firework shows are featured on New Year's Eve, Summer Picnics, weddings and even after sporting events. Lighting up the sky and adding nighttime sparkle to any celebration fireworks have become even more of a showstopper. 

When I was a kid we would travel out to the country on a dirt road where we could play with sparklers. Now every 4th of July me and my husband purchase our own fireworks to have a good time with the family. The fun with fireworks as well as the beauty is a sure thing. The most important thing is that safety must be on the forefront. 

In Illinois many fireworks are illegal. Nearby states though, allow the sale of many fireworks. Individuals should beware of fireworks packaged for professional use. When lighting fireworks a bucket of water should be kept close by. Likewise, when fireworks are disposed it should be sure that they are not lit so that no fire starts. When a firework is lit move back and give it plenty of room. In the case that it does not work after lit douse with fire and get rid of it.

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