Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Officials Urge Extreme Caution Using Fireworks

fireworks3 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/27/13) – The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention and the Kentucky fire marshal encourage Kentuckians to attend community celebrations instead of celebrating with fireworks at home.
 
“Setting off fireworks at home runs the risk of injury and may also run the risk of violating local ordinances and state law,” said State Fire Marshal Bill Swope. “I recommend that families attend local firework displays instead of celebrating with fireworks at home. Let the professionals entertain your family,” he said.
 
“Citizens also should be aware of potential prohibitions against celebrating with fireworks as local governments can set their own fireworks bans,” said Swope.
 
But if you insist on celebrating at home, Swope said safety and supervision are keys to a successful celebration. He offers the following safety tips to keep your family safe over the upcoming July 4th holiday and throughout the summer:
 
• Use fireworks outdoors only.
• Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
• Always have a bucket of water or a working water hose nearby.
• Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them.
• Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
• Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses.
• Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated adult shooter."
• Do not use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives: They can kill you!
• Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community. Fireworks for sale to the public are clearly marked as 1.4 fireworks.
 
According to state law, people under 18 cannot sell fireworks unless supervised by a parent or guardian; people under 18 cannot purchase fireworks; fireworks cannot be used within 200 feet of a structure, vehicle or other person; and fireworks cannot be sold to anyone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
 
In addition, local vendors and citizens are required to comply with any and all local ordinances that apply to the sale, purchase and use of fireworks.
 
Information about firework safety and the sale of fireworks in Kentucky can be found at http://dhbc.ky.gov/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Ricki Gardenhire

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted
button coupons
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted
button classifieds

In Other News...

Bowling Green Edges Daviess County, Captures OIT Title

OWENSBORO, Ky. (12/26/14) — Daviess County couldn't make an early fourth quarter eight-point lead stick as Bowling… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 26, 2014

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/26/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following arrest reports Friday, Dec.… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

December 24, 2014 12387

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 8414

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 5800

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 23, 2014 4034

Couple's Alleged Dispute over Blanket Leads to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 25, 2014 3989

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 25, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers
December 22, 2014 3693

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 22, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 23, 2014 3510

Alleged Theft at Walmart Sends Two to Jail

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 20, 2014 3509

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 23, 2014 3118

Disturbance Results in Vehicle, Foot Pursuit,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Tyler Russell
December 23, 2014 2819

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight

Stories Trending Today

December 25, 2014 8414

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 5800

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 26, 2014 2467

5-Year-Old Boy Kills Buck/Doe

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Randy Adams
December 26, 2014 1588

Grab the Best Buys This January

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 26, 2014 1552

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 26, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 25, 2014 1397

SurfKY Spotlight: Hudson Service Center

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
December 26, 2014 1370

2014 Looking Back: World Mourns Watson Family…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 1351

E-cigarettes and Quitting Smoking

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 26, 2014 1337

The Greatest Gift - The Gift of Life

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins Circuit Clerk Karen McKnight
December 26, 2014 1037

Packing Away Christmas Decor Doesn't Have to be…

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss