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Roanoke City Fire Marshal’s Office urges fireworks safety for Independence Day

Roanoke, Virginia – The Roanoke City Fire Marshal’s Office is emphasizing the importance of responsible and safe use of fireworks this holiday season. Due to the dry conditions in the Roanoke Valley, residents are highly encouraged to refrain from using personal fireworks.

For those who choose to discharge personal fireworks, the Fire Marshal’s Office provides crucial safety guidelines to prevent accidents and ensure public safety:

  • Adult Supervision: Always have an adult present to supervise the use of fireworks.
  • Safe Area: Ensure the area where fireworks are being used is safe and free from flammable materials.
  • Safety Glasses: Always wear safety glasses to protect your eyes.
  • Water Supply: Keep a constant water supply on hand in case of fire emergencies.
  • One at a Time: Light only one firework at a time to maintain control and reduce risks.

Following these safety measures can help ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday season for everyone in Roanoke. The Fire Marshal’s Office encourages all residents to prioritize safety and consider attending public fireworks displays as a safer alternative.

Gayle Gordon

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