Fourth of July
Wylie Fire Rescue would like to remind the citizens of Wylie that fireworks within the city limits or within 1,000 feet of the city limits are illegal and should not be used or transported.
Wylie Fire Rescue does not promote the use of fireworks, and we encourage you to attend a professionally administered fireworks display. Many cities offer firework exhibits; listen to your local radio stations or visit city websites to find a fireworks show. All legal displays will have fire, police and medical responders at the event to ensure a safe and pleasurable evening of entertainment.
We know that occasionally individuals and/or families will seek out places to use fireworks. If you plan on purchasing your own fireworks, please play it safe and follow these safety tips.
- 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 from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.