Tips for Fireworks Safety from Local Fire Chiefs

Davenport Fire Marshall, Jim Morris, says one of many dangers is how individuals deal with sparklers, bottle rockets, and different fireworks. He advised options to the sparklers, equivalent to glowsticks and noisemakers, particularly for youths.

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Davenport Fire Marshall, Jim Morris

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Davenport’s Fire Marshall

The departments advise grownup supervision when youngsters deal with sparklers, which may attain as much as 2,000 levels. Those below the age of 18 are suggested to not deal with fireworks in any respect.

Firefighters have seen many accidents together with the lack of a hand attributable to lighting fireworks whereas holding them and different unsafe practices. Other tips embrace keep away from selfmade fireworks, and do not try and relight a firework if it didn’t initially gentle.

Bettendorf Assistant Fire Chief Troy Said says it is necessary to be good to your neighbors.

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Bettendorf Assistant Fire Chief Advice

Being conscious of your environment, whereas utilizing fireworks in your property ought to embrace understanding the place they are going and the place they’re going to land. Fires on roofs, automobiles and different private accidents have been recognized to happen.

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Bettendorf Assistant Fire Chief, Troy Said

Fireworks may cause extra that bodily damage, as nicely. Those struggling with PTSD, particularly army veterans, and other people with pets are topic to the detrimental results of fireworks.

All the hearth departments suggest leaving fireworks to professionals, and having fun with shows formally hosted by native communities.

Current dates and hours for authorized fireworks within the Quad Cities are July third and 4th from 2 pm till 10 pm. Davenport’s metropolis council is reviewing a proposed ordinance to vary these hours to five to 10 PM on the identical dates.

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