fireworks1 300POWDERLY, Ky. (7/2/13) – The Muhlenberg Agriculture and Convention Center's annual fireworks display has announced the official time for this year’s July 4th holiday event.
 
The fireworks will be in the air Thursday night at 9 p.m.
 
The county invites you and your family to come and enjoy the display.
 
Before or after the big display, Muhlenberg fire officials remind you to have a fun but safe 4th of July weekend when you use fireworks, wherever you are.
 
Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths. How? By working with a national, state or local organization where you live to promote fireworks safety in your community.

Follow these safety tips when using fireworks:
 
• Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.

• Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.

• Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.

• Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.

• Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.

• Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

• Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.

• Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.

• Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.

• After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water froma bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.

• Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
 
Also become aware of any possible defective or dangerous fireworks recalls that may affect the safety of your family by logging on to www.cpsc.gov.
 
Paul McRee
SurfKY News

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