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Fireworks Safety Tips

FireworksFireworks will be permitted to be discharged in the City of Russell on July 3 and July 4 for Independence Weekend starting at 8 AM each day and ending at midnight.

Here are some practices to make your Fourth of July safe and enjoyable from City of Russell Fire Chief Dylan Riedel.

Always read and follow label instructions.

Do not discharge fireworks in the streets.

When disposing of used fireworks, put them in a non-flammable container away from any structures such as houses or garages.

Always purchase high quality fireworks from a reliable, legitimate source.

Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter."

Never give fireworks to small children.

Adults should always supervise use of fireworks by older children.

Always wear eye protection when lighting fireworks.

Never ignite fireworks indoors. Make sure your outdoor area is safe for firework use.

Never point or throw fireworks at a person, building or animal.

Have a source of water ready, in case of fire.

Always shoot fireworks from a level surface.

Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.

Light only one firework at a time.

Never attempt to re-light malfunctioning fireworks.

When lighting fireworks, never position any part of your body over them.

Never carry fireworks in your pocket.

Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.

Never experiment with homemade fireworks. They are dangerous and illegal.

Bottle rockets and other skyrockets that are mounted on a stick or wire are illegal.

It is illegal to shoot fireworks on or under a vehicle, on any public roadway, within 50 feet of a firework stand or where fireworks are stored, and gas stations or any place liquid gas – including propane – is stored.

If you have any questions as to what is legal and illegal to discharge in the City of Russell, please contact the fire department at 785-483-7129.

(Information courtesy Fire Chief Dylan Riedel.)

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