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Ensuring your firework safety for the fourth

Along with firework displays in peninsula communities will be individuals setting off some of their own. It is important however that if you do engage in the common July 4th activity, that you keep safety at the front of your mind. The Ideal surface for lighting fireworks is blacktop or cement or a platform that is hard and flat. You should stay away from lighting fireworks on lawns and should be in a spot that is easy to get away from once the firework fuse is lit. 


Casco Fire Chief Bruce DePeau says the most important thing to use is common sense. He says it’s especially important to be careful if a firework doesn’t go off and to stay clear of it. Once you’re clear to get rid of the “dud” firework, DePeau suggests placing it where it won’t do damage if it does go off in the next day or two. 



DePeau says he would give extra consideration to lighting off fireworks if it is a windy day. 



If you want to light fireworks off but do not have a permit, you will have to contact your municipal office to find out what the restrictions are for permitting. The Wisconsin state statute dealing with fireworks can be found here


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