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Maryland Fire Officials Urge Fireworks Safety

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MARYLAND - With the arrival of summer, the Maryland Fire Marshal's Office is suggesting that Marylanders attend public fireworks displays.

To help Marylanders enjoy a safer summer season, the State Fire Marshal offers several ways to enjoy fireworks while avoiding injury:

  • Consider attending one of the numerous public fireworks displays scheduled throughout Maryland every year. Leave fireworks to the professionals. Check the Maryland State Fire Marshal website for listed public fireworks displays throughout the state.

For those individuals who insist on the use of consumer fireworks, officials say:

  • Purchase the fireworks in the location where you intend to discharge them. Check with the local municipality to determine what fireworks are considered legal for use in that area.
  • Read and follow label warnings and instructions.
  • Do not allow small children to use fireworks.
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages while using fireworks.
  • Have a bucket of water or hose available
  • Fully extinguish remains of fireworks in water before disposal.
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