Staying safe around fireworks this Fourth of July weekend

Although the Fourth of July might look a little different this year, we know that one thing will stay the same: people will still be setting off their own firework displays across the Coast.

Harrison County fire officials are reminding residents to be smart and use common sense when using fireworks.

Never do anything with fireworks that is not recommended by the manufacturer, this includes holding the fireworks as you light them and you should never bundle the fireworks. Harrison County Fire Marshal Pat Sullivan said, “Safety first, never use them in a manner that is not supposed to be used. Never bundle fireworks. A lot of times what we see is someone who likes to see stuff go bang. So if you put 10 or 11 fireworks together and then you make that go bang real big that is very dangerous and that is where people get in trouble.”

It’s a good idea to let your neighbors know of your plans to shoot fireworks before you do so.

Categories: Harrison County, Local News, News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *