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July 4th Safety Tips

July 4th Safety Tips

The Madison County Fire Department would like to ensure everyone’s Independence

Day is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips,

1. Be sure fireworks are legal in your area before using or buying them.

2. Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities and never allow children to

play with or ignite fireworks. Sparklers alone account for one quarter of

emergency room fireworks injuries.

3. If you set off fireworks, keep a bucket of water handy in case of malfunction or


4. If fireworks malfunction, don’t relight them! Douse and soak them with water

then throw them away.

5. Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially one that is glass or metal.

6. Use your grill well away from your home and deck railings, and out from under

branches or overhangs.

7. Open your gas grill before lighting.

8. Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below your gas or propane grill

so it cannot be ignited.

9. Declare a three-foot "kid and pet-free zone" around the grill to keep them safe.

10. Avoid loose clothing that can catch fire when cooking on the grill.

Madison County Fire Officials are also reminding residents that fireworks are illegal in

Madison County. All common consumer grade fireworks, also referred to as Class C

fireworks, are not permitted for sale or use within the limits of Madison County as

defined in the adopted fire code, 2012 edition of the International Fire Code. We would

like to invite everyone out to the Firefighter’s Freedom Festival at the McKellar-Sipes

Regional Airport on July 4th. The gates open at 3pm and festivities include children’s

rides and activities, live entertainment and a professional fireworks display at 9pm. Any

questions, please call 731-424-5577.

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