Setting off fireworks is a part of celebrating our nation’s birthday and it is important to remember to be safe .
Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy and Emergency Management Officer Lloyd Colston give these safety tips when discharging fireworks.
Obey all laws regarding the use of fireworks, read the cautionary labels before igniting, always use fireworks outdoors in a clear area and away from buildings and vehicles. A responsible adult should always supervise fireworks activities, alcoholic beverages and fireworks do not mix and never discharge fireworks from a container or attempt to relight fireworks if they did not discharge.
Murphy wants to remind all citizens that city ordinance prohibits any person from discharging or selling fireworks within the city limits and anyone caught could face a fine up to $149 dollars.
The city fireworks display will begin at dusk Monday at the Altus City Reservoir.
Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1277, ext. 2077