FIREWORKS PUBLIC DISPLAY SAFETY TIPS

Fireworks photo 1The fire department is usually responsible for the public's safety when a large scale Fireworks display is presented. The actual firing of the display is conducted by a trained pyrotechnic operator and crew. These professionals know and comply with all state and local regulations.

Spectators should obey all ushers or monitors and respect the safety barriers set up to allow the trained operator room to safely do his job. Resist any temptation to get close to the actual firing site.

Although it rarely happens, it is possible that a firework component might fall to the ground without exploding. The public should be cautioned not to touch these fireworks. If they happen to find any which have not exploded, they should immediately contact the local fire or police departments.

Pets have very sensitive ears and the booms and bangs associated with a fireworks display can be quite uncomfortable particularly to dogs. In fact, the noise can actually hurt their ears. Leave pets at home if you are going to a fireworks show.

Leave the lighting of all fireworks to the trained operator when you attend a public display. Sparklers, fountains and other items that many states allow for use by individuals are not appropriate to use when a large crowd is present. Leave your own fireworks at home the display will provide plenty of excitement.

 

FOR YOUR SAFETY, THE FOURTH OF JULY COMMITTEE AND BROCKWAY BOROUGH REQUEST THAT NO ONE SIT ON THE DIKE, TRESTLE OR IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF THE FIREWORKS LAUNCH. ANYONE IN THE RESTRICTED AREAS WILL BE ESCORTED OFF THE PREMISES.