Macon-Bibb Fire Department offers fireworks safety reminders

The Macon-Bibb Fire Department wants to remind you about fireworks safety measures as we approach the Independence Day weekend.
firework safety

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Macon-Bibb Fire Department wants to remind you about fireworks safety measures as we approach the Independence Day weekend.

If you’re buying fireworks, you should read the warning labels before lighting them.

You should keep a five gallon bucket of water nearby to put used fireworks in.

If a firework fails to light, you should wait at least 20 minutes before going near it and then put it in your water bucket.

The fire department urges people to wear safety goggles and hand protection when operating fireworks.

“Do not hesitate to dial 911,” Chief Shane Edwards said Friday. “If something happens with an injury or fire, anything that occurs, please go ahead, as quickly as you can dial 911.”

The fire department says the most important thing is to not drink alcohol while operating fireworks.

Chief Edwards says the use of alcohol plays a factor in many of the department’s fireworks-related injury calls.

Categories: Bibb County, Featured, Local News, WMGT