Firework Safety Tips

Tips for Safe Fireworks Use

  • Always read and follow label instructions
  • Have an adult present when children are involved
  • Use outdoors only
  • Always have water and a fire extinguisher handy
  • Never experiment with or make your own fireworks
  • Never give fireworks to small children
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people
  • Always wear eye protection

Protect Your Pets

According to our animal control officers, more dogs get lost around July 4 than any other time of the year. Keep your pets properly confined to avoid escape due to fear of fireworks. Have your dog's license and identification up to date so that in the event your pet does escape, Animal Control can facilitate a quick return.

Better Yet …

Leave the fireworks to the professionals - attend a public fireworks display. Check the local papers for information about public celebrations in your area.