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Firework safety tips for the 4th

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office released fireworks safety tips in order to keep you and your family safe this July 4th

If you plan on using your own fireworks, the sheriff’s office says you should take these steps to help ensure your safety:

·         Make personal safety the number one priority.

·         Make damage to property the second priority.

·         Do not consume alcohol at any time while using fireworks.

·         A responsible adult should supervise the use of fireworks.

·         Do not give fireworks to small children, and follow the instructions on the packaging.

·         Stand far enough away from exploding fireworks to avoid flying debris and shrapnel.

·         Do not allow intoxicated persons to handle fireworks.

·         Wear eye protection when lighting fireworks.

·         Only light one firework at a time and do not attempt to relight “a dud.”

·         Keep fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.

·         Do not throw or point fireworks toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.

·         Maintain a distance of at least 500 feet away from professional fireworks displays.

·         Leave the area immediately when untrained amateurs are using fireworks.

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