Every year, healthcare providers and public safety officials warn consumers about the dangers of fireworks that can result in injury, death and destruction of property. They emphasize the best and safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a professional fireworks show. Each year, though, thousands of fireworks-related injuries occur.
If you do purchase fireworks, Acting System Chief Tim Keen of the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System recommends purchasing from a fireworks stand that has been inspected and approved by the Fire Marshal’s Office. All stands in Prince William County are properly permitted to sell fireworks displayed.
June is National Fireworks Safety Month and continues through July 4. In an effort to assist residents in preparation for the Fourth of July and additional festivities held throughout the summer, the Fire Marshal’s Office offers the following safety tips: