By The Port Huron Police
Please use caution when celebrating with fireworks this weekend. Fireworks are not to be used at city parks which close at dusk.
Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Use great caution with sparklers as they burn at get hot enough to burn some metals. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or mishap. Other tips from the US Product Safety Commission include:
- Never use fireworks while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
- Light fireworks one at a time, then move away from the fireworks device quickly.
- Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Soak them with water, and throw them away.
- Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Move to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
- Never point or throw fireworks (including sparklers) at anyone.
- After fireworks complete their burning, to prevent a trash fire, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding the device.
- Only purchase and set off fireworks that are labeled for consumer (not professional) use.
Unfortunately, in 2021 across the United States, nine (9) deaths were reported from firework usage. The death toll rises when taking into account structure fires caused by fireworks. If injury or death occurs from irresponsible use of fireworks you will be held responsible. State law permits consumer fireworks to be used this weekend from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. June 29th through July 4th. Fireworks are not permitted on Tuesday, July 5th this year.
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For an even safer alternative, grab a blanket and a patch of lawn, kick back and let the experts handle the fireworks show. The city offers a professional firework show on Family Night, Thursday, July 14, 2022 at the foot of Griswold Street at dusk. Please join us then and have a safe, enjoyable holiday weekend. Happy Independence Day!