Fireworks Safety: Edwards AFB Fire and Emergency Services provides safety tips for the holiday

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  • By Adam Bowles
  • 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

The Fourth of July is a wonderful time! Family and friends gather to enjoy barbecues, picnics and beautiful fireworks displays. Unfortunately it is also a time when many people will experience injuries and cause damage to property by using fireworks. Please take a minute to read the following information to ensure you and your family have a safe and happy 4th of July.  

In the state of California only the "Safe and Sane" type fireworks are legal for use and even these fireworks are not legal for use in every city. Although there are approved fireworks in the state of California, all fireworks are prohibited on Edwards AFB.

A fireworks display will be conducted near Arnold park and Wings Field. To ensure the safety of the base community please enjoy the display from your home at a safe distance.

Even though "Safe and Sane" fireworks are legal for use off the base property, they are still potentially dangerous, especially if used improperly. Should you decide to purchase fireworks for use off base, keep the following safety precautions in mind:

  • Always read and follow the safety directions.
  • Never take fireworks apart to build your own fireworks.
  • Never allow children to use fireworks without adult supervision.
  • Only light one device at a time and remain a safe distance away after lighting the device.
  • Never try to re-light or handle "dud" fireworks. Follow the safety directions.
  • Use fireworks in an area that is free of combustible vegetation.
  • If anyone is burned, apply cool water to the skin for several minutes and seek medical attention.

The Edwards Fire Prevention Division wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday!

For questions regarding fireworks safety, contact the Edwards AFB Fire Prevention Division at 661-277-3124. In case of an emergency dial 911 from a DSN landline, if you are calling from a cell phone call 661-277-4540/4541.

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