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Fireworks safety tips

Post Date:06/29/2020 2:23 PM
  • Lead Mesa Fire and Medical Department has a list of safety tips if you are using legal fireworks around the 4th of July holiday. Details at www.mesanow.org

All fireworks are dangerous and we all play a role in safety. With our hot, dry and windy weather in Mesa, the Mesa Fire and Medical Department urges you to please be especially careful with permissible consumer fireworks. 
 
It’s best to leave fireworks displays to the professionals! 

Use only on private property with the owner’s permission. 

Fireworks are not allowed in public parks, retention basins or other public facilities 

Light fireworks away from brush, leaves and combustible materials. 

Always have a bucket of water and or a fire extinguisher nearby. 

Dispose of all fireworks, including unexploded fireworks, into a bucket of water. 

And of course adult supervision of children around fireworks at all times! 

Sparklers can heat up to 1,200 degrees! Be extra careful! 

Avoid accidents and injuries by standing several feet away from lit fireworks and never pick up an unexploded firework! 

Fireworks lights and noise can be very dangerous for pets. Keep them safe and secure...they count on you! 

Over the past 2-years, 30% of all incidents related to fireworks occur on the 4th of July 

Although we are seeing a decrease in incidents involving fireworks in the city of Mesa during the year, incidents on the 4th remain steadily high. 

Legal consumer fireworks in Arizona: https://www.mesaaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=5994

City of Mesa Fireworks notice: Sale and Use: https://www.mesaaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=5996

 

Contact: firepio@mesaaz.gov

 

 

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