Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A reminder. News from The Lake Worth Herald: PBSO Urges Fireworks Safety.

“The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is urging Palm Beach County residents to think about safety as they make plans to celebrate the Fourth of July.”

“Every year thousands of people and animals are killed or critically injured by fireworks. Keeping horses and pets comfortable is important!”

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Another excerpt from the news from PBSO about fireworks and public safety, did you know. . .

If you are using legal sparklers, novelties and trick noisemakers there is still a risk of injury. When lit, some sparklers can reach temperatures between 1,300 and 1,800 degrees, which are at least 200 degrees hotter than standard butane lighter.
Follow these precautions to celebrate safely:
  • Use sparklers and other legal novelties on a flat, hard surface. Do not light them on grass.
  • Use sparklers in an open area. Keep children and pets at least 30 feet away from all ignited fireworks.
  • Light only one item at a time and never attempt to re-light a dud.
  • Don’t purchase or use any unwrapped items or items that may have been tampered with.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher or water hose on hand for emergencies.

Have a fun and safe July 4th!

Go and watch the professionals put on a July 4th fireworks show in the City of Lake Worth. Gather at Bryant Park along the Lake Worth Lagoon (Intracoastal). The show begins at 9:00.

Check out this show from ten years ago!