6/30/2014 5:18 PM
by Rachael Cardin
OAK HILL - It wouldn't be the Fourth of July without fireworks, but before you light the fuse here are some helpful tips from community officials.
A Fourth of July sky is always filled with pops and cracks as streams of burning sulphur and gunpowder fall to the ground. What fire departments want to remind you is that these beautiful displays can be very dangerous. It is critical to know your surroundings before setting off fireworks or lighting sparklers. Children and pets need to be properly supervised if fireworks are going to be part of your holiday festivities.
Oak Hill Fire Chief Tim Richardson reminded the public; "Good proximities you have safety areas, you're not close to residential structures or business structures that might enhance the possibility of fire or damage or children possibly being injured: eyes hands, you just have to take precautions and use supervision."
Officials suggested to the public that those wanting to see fireworks should attend a professional demonstration.