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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