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Klamath County Fire District 1 offers fireworks safety tips for a fun and injury-free 4th of July

Klamath Falls, Oregon – As the 4th of July approaches, Klamath County Fire District 1 is urging residents to be mindful of fireworks safety to ensure a fun and injury-free holiday. Fireworks can add excitement to celebrations, but they also come with risks if not handled properly.

Safety Guidelines for Fireworks Use

Fireworks are prohibited in certain areas, including beaches, state parks, and state or federal forest lands. It is essential to be aware of these restrictions to avoid legal issues and keep everyone safe.

The most common injuries from fireworks are to the hands and fingers. To minimize the risk of injury, follow these simple safety tips:

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  • Do not throw fireworks or light them in your hand.
  • Store fireworks, matches, and lighters out of children’s reach.
  • Always have water readily available to extinguish any potential fires.
  • After use, soak fireworks thoroughly in a bucket of water before disposal.

Additionally, be considerate of neighbors regarding the smoke, sounds, and flashes that fireworks produce. Ensure that fireworks are permitted in your area before use.

Following these guidelines will help ensure a safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration for everyone. As the Klamath County Fire District 1 reminds us, “Keeping it legal will help keep it safe.”

Lavinia Beaumont

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