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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Safety Tips from the State Fire Marshal for Independence Day

The Minnesota Fire Marshal would like to remind people to put safety first during 4th of July celebrations.

Safety Tips include:

  • Use fireworks responsibly, especially around children. Kids mimic adult behavior.
  • If it flies or explodes, it’s illegal in Minnesota.  
  • Fireworks can be disruptive to neighbors and frightening to pets. 
  • Use fireworks outdoors, far from property and crowds.
  • Don’t let children or animals run through the area where fireworks are being set off. They could step on a spent firework that is still hot. 
  • Sparklers can cause serious burns. Consider glow sticks or light-up wands as an alternative.  
  • Use a long lighter meant for a gas grill to light fireworks. 
  • Do not try to re-light a dud. Ever.
  • Soak used fireworks in water and leave them outside overnight before discarding into trash containers.

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