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Posted on: June 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Stay Safe When Celebrating

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Celebrating our nation’s independence has become a great time for family, friends and fireworks. As we prepare for the July 4th celebration, it is important to remember both the laws and safety tips that will ensure everyone has a fun and safe holiday.

“Safe and sane” fireworks are permissible only on private property within Town limits. All other fireworks are illegal and are prohibited in Parker, including on private property. “Safe and sane” fireworks include fountains, wheels, spinners, illuminating torches, dipped sticks, sparklers, snakes and glow worms.

The Parker Police Department recommends going to professional fireworks shows like Parker’s Let Freedom Sing! to enjoy fireworks safely. However, if you plan to set off fireworks yourself, please keep fire danger in mind and take the safety precautions listed below.

Fines of up to $600 may be given for each offense. Contact the Parker Police Department at 303.841.9800 or police@parkeronline.org for more information on fireworks regulations.

Fireworks Safety Tips
* Children should only be permitted to use fireworks under close adult supervision. Do not allow any running or horseplay. Be mindful that sparklers, often considered “safe” fireworks, burn at a very high temperature and can ignite clothing.

* If you plan on setting off fireworks, do it outdoors in a clear area, away from houses, dry leaves or grass and other flammable materials.

* Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Soak them in water and throw them away.

* Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.

* Never light fireworks in a container, especially a glass or metal container.

* Keep unused fireworks away from the firing area.

* Store fireworks in a cool, dry place. Always check instructions for special storage directions.

* Never have any portion of your body directly over a firework when lighting.

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