July 3, 2019

Indianapolis Police and Fire Dept Share Tips For Firework Safety

Police and Fire Department officials have released a list of tips for residents to help ensure the Independence Day holiday is enjoyed legally, safely, and respectfully by everyone. - FILE PHOTO: WFYI

Police and Fire Department officials have released a list of tips for residents to help ensure the Independence Day holiday is enjoyed legally, safely, and respectfully by everyone.

FILE PHOTO: WFYI

Indianapolis Fire Department and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are urging residents to stay safe around fireworks this July 4th.

Police and Fire Department officials have released a list of tips for residents to help ensure the Independence Day holiday is enjoyed legally, safely, and respectfully by everyone.

They recommend never allowing children to light or play with fireworks, and always keeping a bucket of water or a hose nearby when using fireworks.

Police and Fire officials remind residents that alcohol and fireworks do not mix, and to always have a “designated adult shooter” and make sure all spectators keep at a safe distance.

In Marion County, fireworks are allowed 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset from June 28th through July 3rd, and again from July 5th through July 9th.

Fireworks are allowed 10:00 a.m. to midnight on July 4th.

Police and Fire Department officials say residents should always ask permission before lighting fireworks on someone else’s property and check their local laws and community guidelines as they may differ from city and state law.

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