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Fireworks Safety

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 07:31

Wichita Fire Department officials are reminding residents to take precautions when shooting fireworks.

With the 4th of July holiday approaching, City officials are reminding residents about the added danger of hot and windy weather and encouraging them to follow safety tips:

  • Keep fireworks away from grassy areas or structures;
  • Do not light fireworks if it’s windy;
  • Consider attending a fireworks show in the area;
  • Use only fireworks sold in Wichita (others may be illegal);
  • Place a garden hose, fire extinguisher, and/or water bucket nearby to douse fireworks;
  • Closely supervise children using fireworks;
  • Use fireworks as they are designed to be used;
  • Safely dispose of used fireworks in a metal container, do not place in trash until safe.

If you have questions, please call the Fire Prevention Line at 316-268-4441