SAFETY

Queen Creek advises caution when using fireworks

Posted 6/11/22

While consumers may purchase and use fireworks in Queen Creek from Friday, June 24, to Wednesday, July 6, town officials advise there are restrictions on celebrating the Fourth of …

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SAFETY

Queen Creek advises caution when using fireworks

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While consumers may purchase and use fireworks in Queen Creek from Friday, June 24, to Wednesday, July 6, town officials advise there are restrictions on celebrating the Fourth of July.

 Consumer fireworks are only allowed on private property, according to a release, and "individuals who use, discharge or ignite permissible consumer fireworks are responsible and liable for expenses as a result of any emergency response. "

The United States Product Safety Commission provides the following fireworks safety tips:

  • Adults should always supervise fireworks activities - sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals. 
  • Never have any portion of your body directly over a firework device when lighting, move back to a safe distance immediately after lighting and only light one at a time. 
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully functioned. 
  • Never point or throw fireworks at people.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • Douse spent fireworks with plenty of water before discarding to prevent a trash fire. 

Report the use of illegal fireworks such as bottle rockets, firecrackers, roman candles or other aerial devices by contacting QCPD’s non-emergency number at 480-358-3500.

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