Safety Reminders When Lighting Fireworks

NORFOLK/WAYNE – Local emergency officials are wanting to remind all residents to use caution and good judgement when lighting off your fireworks.

According to a release from the Norfolk Fire Division, Independence Day is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation.

Shooting fireworks is fun as long as everyone remembers that fireworks are explosives and can be dangerous if used improperly. Buy and shoot only fireworks that you have purchased in the State of Nebraska.

Transportation of fireworks from out of state is illegal, even if they are legal fireworks in Nebraska and could result in losing your fireworks and a fine.  When discharging fireworks, always read and follow the directions on the product and have adult supervision while enjoying the fireworks.

The Norfolk Fire Division recommends that you always have a water hose or bucket of water ready in case a fire occurs, especially with the dry conditions this year. Remember to look up for any overhead obstructions which can alter the path of the firework effect if it hits an obstruction.  Also remember that, “If you Blow it up, Please pick it up” and help keep your community beautiful.

As a reminder the City of Norfolk has an ordinance, which allows for discharging of fireworks from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., June 25 – July 3 and from 8:00 a.m. until midnight on July 4.

The Norfolk Fire Division wants everyone to have a safe and happy Independence Day holiday. If anyone has questions about fireworks sales or discharge, contact the Norfolk Fire Division at 402-844-2050.

In Wayne, the Wayne Police Department posted City of Wayne Firework Regulations. Fireworks can only be discharged in the City limits from June 25 – July 3 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. as well as July 4 from 8 a.m. until midnight.