Safety first with fireworks

It’s tradition — parades, cookouts and fireworks to celebrate the summer season, especially our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July. Most fireworks injuries occur in June and July, and the most common firework injuries are to children and teens being burned by firecrackers and sparklers. Before you set off fireworks, plan carefully so no one gets hurt. 

• Read and follow directions on the label.

• Only light fireworks on a flat surface away from buildings, dry leaves and flammable materials.

• Wear eye protection.

• Light only one item at a time and never re-light a “dud” firework.

• Dispose of fireworks by soaking them in water before putting them in a trash can.

• Have a responsible adult in charge.

• Do not give fireworks to children.

Non-explosive and non-aerial fireworks, including sparklers, snakes, poppers, cones and tubes that emit sparks, are legal in Roseville, but fireworks may not be used on public property. Purchasers must be 18 years or older. Explosive and aerial fireworks, including firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles, roman candles, mortar and shells are prohibited from public sale or use in Roseville. For more information about fireworks safety visit www.cityofroseville.com/1963/Fireworks-Safety.

Use discretion when setting off noisemakers, especially at night. Roseville prohibits noises that annoy or disturb a person or prevents their enjoyment of their property. A person may face charges if found guilty of violating city noise restrictions. Call 651-767-0640 if someone is lighting noisemakers at inappropriate times.

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