Lexington Offers Safety Tips For Fourth Of July

Posted at 10:49 AM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 10:49:37-04

Lexington Emergency Management offers some information about celebrating the July 4 holiday safely, especially if you choose to celebrate with fireworks.

Remember that in Lexington, “if it goes up, or blows up” it’s illegal to sell or set off.

While sparklers are legal, they are the #1 source of July 4th fireworks injuries. Sparklers burn as hot as a welding torch. Second degree burns are likely from misuse.

Here are some good guidelines for using sparklers from the American Pyrotechnics Association – they’re professionals

Lexington Emergency Management and the Lexington Fire Department have some other safety information on its website.

Remember that July 4 is the #1 day for lost pets. In general, ALL pets are wary of fireworks and unexpected loud noises. Lexington Emergency Management has some information for pet owners and some additional information for horse owners this holiday.

Have a great, smart and safe July 4th holiday.