July Fourth can be fun and safe


By Mary O. Esparza - mesparza@civitasmedia.com



From left, Brinyia Jefferson and CharTayshia Shaw, children of Jimeshia Williams, listen to the Rev. Robert Bostic talk about celebrating safely and the importance of Independence Day.


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.

From left, Brinyia Jefferson and CharTayshia Shaw, children of Jimeshia Williams, listen to the Rev. Robert Bostic talk about celebrating safely and the importance of Independence Day.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_269-RGB.jpgFrom left, Brinyia Jefferson and CharTayshia Shaw, children of Jimeshia Williams, listen to the Rev. Robert Bostic talk about celebrating safely and the importance of Independence Day.

By Mary O. Esparza

mesparza@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1277, ext. 2077

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1277, ext. 2077

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