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Simple Ways to Stay Safe and Prevent Fires While Celebrating

Sunday July 2, 2017

As we quickly approach our fireworks season, the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Fire Marshal Office would like to remind the citizens of Utah how to responsibly discharge and enjoy their fireworks and novelties this holiday season.

“I would remind everyone as they celebrate the independence of our country and the coming of the Pioneers to our mountain valleys, that they do it with safety being their primary focus,” said Utah State Fire Marshal Coy Porter.

Too many children are injured annually by sparklers and novelty items because most adults don’t realize the amount of heat given off by the sparks and that the remaining wire can burn even after all of the sparks have dissipated. Here are 10 tips that will keep your celebrations safe and festive.


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