Fireworks can be too hot to handle! Here's how to stay safe this 4th of July
Photo: Video by IdahoOnYourSide.com
On this Independence Day holiday, firefighters spoke with GMI about ways to keep your celebrations safe. While they say there really are no "safe and sane" fireworks, there are things you can do to make your festivities as safe as possible. Remember too, fireworks are only legal to be used midnight June 23 through midnight July 5th (those dates apply to Nampa, check with your city fire officials for rules specific to where you live). Watch the video and read tips from the Nampa Fire Department below to learn more.
Fireworks Safety Tips
• Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks
• It is illegal to light or even possess fireworks on Public Lands.
• Read and follow all warnings and instructions
• Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from the house, shrubs or dry vegetation, and flammable materials.
• Keep a bucket of water to soak used and “dud” fireworks. Do not try to re-light duds!
• Always have water (hose or bucket) or a fire extinguisher handy.
• Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter or combine them.