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Denton Fire Department Reminds Residents Fireworks are Illegal


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If you live where fireworks are permissible, here are some safety tips, when it comes to buying, using, or enjoying your fireworks:

  • Always buy from an established retail outlet.

  • Never make your own fireworks, and be on the lookout for those experimenting with homemade fireworks.

  • Always read and follow the directions on the label.

  • Light fireworks away from homes.

  • Keep a bucket of water nearby.

  • The person discharging the fireworks should wear eye protection and never have any part of their body over a firework.

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

  • Light only one firework at a time-and never re-light a “dud” firework.

  • Never discharge fireworks in metal or glass containers, and do not carry them in your pocket.

  • Be sure to have a responsible adult in charge.

  • Never allow children to play with fireworks.

To find out if fireworks are permissible in your area, visit www.dentonfire.com and click on “Fire Prevention” for a fireworks boundary map.

Contact: Battalion Chief David Boots , (940) 349-8833, david.boots@cityofdenton.com

Source: City of Denton

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