Quantcast

Staying Safe With Fireworks This 4th - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

Staying Safe With Fireworks This 4th

Posted: Updated:

With the 4th of July fast approaching, fireworks will soon be lighting up the night sky. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that around 200 people visit emergency rooms every year for firework related injuries, just around the 4th of July.

The team at Memory Fireworks, U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Moorhead Fire Department recommend the following if fireworks are a part of your celebration.

  • Never allow children to play with fireworks.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Keep a bucket of water, fire extinguisher or a garden hose near by in case of a fire.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying our using them.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Be sure you fire work is on a safe flat surface and wont move or tip over after lit. Or place it in a 5 gallon bucket filled half way with sand.
  • Use a punk or a long lighter to light any fuses.

Experts also warn that when giving children sparklers, be extremely careful. The tip of a sparkler can reach temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Blind Man Runs For Cystic Fibrosis

    Blind Man Runs For Cystic Fibrosis

    A blind Dekalb, IL man has been seen running through Jamestown on his 11,000 mile trek to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.David Kuhn is running for his 12-year-old granddaughter Kylie who is afflicted with the disease. So far Kuhn has raised over $3,400 for the cystic Fibrosis Foundation.To donate or to run with Kuhn, visit itsallicando.blogspot.com
    A blind Dekalb, IL man has been seen running through Jamestown on his 11,000 mile trek to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.David Kuhn is running for his 12-year-old granddaughter Kylie who is afflicted with the disease. So far Kuhn has raised over $3,400 for the cystic Fibrosis Foundation.To donate or to run with Kuhn, visit itsallicando.blogspot.com
  • What is it? Z!ng Restaurant!

    What is it? Z!ng Restaurant!

    Gourmet take-and-make meals are designed for busy families who want fresh, whole foods. You can order using your smart phone, pick it up, then heat it up at home.
    Gourmet take-and-make meals are designed for busy families who want fresh, whole foods. You can order using your smart phone, pick it up, then heat it up at home.
  • FAA regulations keep UND unmanned aircraft grounded

    FAA regulations keep UND unmanned aircraft grounded

     UND has one of only a handful of four-year unmanned aircraft pilot programs in the country, but instructors say student tuition means the FAA would consider flights commercial, which is prohibited.
     UND has one of only a handful of four-year unmanned aircraft pilot programs in the country, but instructors say student tuition means the FAA would consider flights commercial, which is prohibited.
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNowAll content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Valley News Live. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.