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JFRD tips on firework safety during the 4th of July

Reminder: Kids are naturally drawn to fireworks

Firework Safety
Firework Safety

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s that time of year!

Fireworks will be going off around town to celebrate the 4th so we invited JFRD Captain Eric Prosswimmer to News4Jax today for a few safety reminders.

Here are some of the main points that he covered:

  • Kids should not handle fireworks
  • Drinking and fireworks don’t mix
  • Never hold fireworks when you light them
  • Never aim fireworks at anybody
  • Keep fireworks away from flammable
  • Do NOT try to re-light or handle malfunctioned fireworks
  • Soak used fireworks in a bucket of water for several hours

Since January, 1,694 fires have burned approximately 91,000 acres throughout Florida.

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