For Immediate Release
June 29, 2006
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
SAFETY CRITICAL IN DRY CONDITIONS
CAREFUL. USE GREAT CAUTION” – These are the words of advice going out
reference the personal use of fireworks for the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Okaloosa County Public Safety
Department, and the local Fire Chief’s Association are stressing that dry
conditions and fireworks can be a dangerous combination.
However, if you do use personal fireworks, Ocean City-Wright Fire Chief Randy
Brown says have a pail of sand or bucket of water on hand to put the firework
remnants in. If the fireworks are not hand-held, use them on concrete or some
other inflammable surface, not near any vegetation.
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