State Fire Commissioner Highlights Firework Safety
July 1, 2021
As Pennsylvanians prepare to celebrate Independence Day, State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego urged residents to take steps to protect loved ones and property.
“We say it every year because it’s true. Fireworks are not toys,” Trego said.
• Never allow children to play with fireworks, even sparklers, which can burn at temperatures of at least 1,200 degrees.
• Only allow adults to light fireworks one at a time, then quickly back away.
• Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
• Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy in case of a fire.