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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Branson Firefighters Encourage Fireworks Safety Ahead of Holiday

Branson Firefighters urge you to Celebrate Safely when purchasing and discharging fireworks to keep your family safe and to prevent fires, in the days leading up to the Fourth of July Holiday.

In the City of Branson, fireworks may be purchased from June 20 through July 10 but only discharged from 7 a.m. to midnight on July 3 and 4 only. 

Fires and injury are two common results when fireworks are not used properly according to the fire department. 

“We encourage everyone to follow instructions on the label of all the different types of fireworks,” said Fire Chief Ted Martin. “Fireworks should never be held in the hand and safety glasses should be used. It takes just seconds to lose an eye, cause burns or traumatic injury,” added Martin.

Even seemingly harmless, sparklers cause injuries. For children under the age of five, sparklers account for three-quarters of all fireworks injuries. Fascinated by the bright sparks, children may wrap their hands around a stick of fire that maintain temperatures reaching 1800 degrees.

Following injuries, fireworks cause thousands of fires each year across the nation. Lighters, matches and projectile type fireworks are the leading causes of fires during the Fourth of July Holiday. A misguided bottle rocket landing on a roof could start a devastating fire. With hot temperatures and minimal rainfall over the past weeks, firefighters also have a deep concern for fireworks causing grass and brush fires.

As a safety reminder, firefighters offer these simple tips:

  • Always purchase fireworks from reliable fireworks stands that sell only Class C (common) or 1-4.G fireworks.
  • Fireworks activities should always be done under the close supervision of an adult.
  • Never point fireworks at another person.
  • Use fireworks only in a clear area outside away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never shoot fireworks in a metal or glass container.
  • Light only one item at a time and move away quickly.
  • Always keep a water source, like buckets of water or a garden hose, close by to cool used fireworks completely and to extinguish any small fires. 

If you have any questions concerning fireworks and their safe usage, contact the Branson Fire Department’s Technical Services Division at (417) 243-2790.

To date, there are five permitted commercial fireworks displays in Branson for the 2018 season:

  • June 29            The Track family Fun Park – Highway 76 Block Party
  • June 30            Treasure Lake Resort
  • July 3   Branson Landing – Commercial Fireworks shot from a barge on Lake Taneycomo.
  • July 4   Chateau on the Lake
  • July 4   Surrey Grand Crowne Resort

Fire department staff will be on-site at each of these events. Please feel free to stop by to visit with the firefighters and tour the fire apparatus and equipment.

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