Every year, about 13,000 people are treated for injuries in hospital emergency departments due to the mishandling of live, misfired and waste consumer fireworks (CPSC Fireworks Information Center). In addition, fires resulting from fireworks cause over $20 million in direct property damage (NFPA).
Fireworks are dangerous to people and pets. Using them puts your property at risk.
Hand-held sparklers burn at 1,200 F. Remember, wood ignites at 356 F and burns at 575 F.
Secure firework facilities
Be aware of your surroundings – keep exits accessible and free of debris
Know emergency procedures
Note the location of fire extinguisher and how to operate
Always keep fireworks in view
Dispose of fireworks properly
Remove loose powder quickly
Do not smoke around fireworks (50ft)
In performing our daily tasks and while on emergency incidents, we will always be professional and courteous to each other, the persons we are assisting, and the public in general. In pursuing our mission, we commit to these guiding principles:
On behalf of the entire department, 'Thank-you' for the privilege of serving you.
Information was provided by Fire Chief Jay Moore
The mission of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department is to protect lives, property, and the environment of Lawrenceburg, and if requested, Lawrence and surrounding counties.