Fireworks safety training classes to be held June 27 and June 29 - KOAM TV 7

Fireworks safety training classes to be held June 27 and June 29 in Pittsburg


News release from Jake's Fireworks:


Thursday, June 27th 6 PM & Saturday, June 29th2 PM
Jake's Fireworks at 3002 North Broadway, Pittsburg, KS


PITTSBURG, KANSAS-Jake'sFireworks and the Pittsburg Fire Department will hold two fireworks safetytraining classes this week at the Jake's Fireworks at 3002 North Broadway. "AtJake's Fireworks we take fireworks safety very seriously. We want to make sure folksknow how to properly shoot fireworks so everyone has a great and safe 4thof July celebration", Jake Marietta, Jakes Fireworks."It's important to knowand understand how to safely use and shoot fireworks. Jake's Fireworks ispartnering with our department to educate the public on how to enjoy your 4thof July and keep the family safe", Chief Mike Simmons, Pittsburg FireDepartment. 

Thefollowing safety tips can be found on jakesfireworks.com and are endorsed by theConsumer Product SafetyCommission and the National Council onFireworks Safety:

    • -Always read and follow label directions.
    • -Have an adult present.
    • -Buy from reliable sellers.
    • -Use outdoors only.
    • -Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket).
    • -Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
    • -Light only one firework at a time.
    • -Never re-light a "dud" firework (wait 20 minutes, then soak it in a bucket of water).
    • -Never give fireworks to small children.
    • -If necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
    • -Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking in water, then disposing in trashcan.
    • -Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
    • -Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
    • -Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
    • -The shooter should always wear eye protection
    • - Neverhave any part of the body over the firework.
    • -Stay away from illegal explosives.
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