July 03, 2012
Leave Fireworks to the Professionals
Request of State Fire Marshall Stephen D. Coan
Medical, Fire, Health and Law Enforcement Urge the Public to Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan asks the citizens of Massachusetts to set a good example for your children and leave the fireworks to the professionals. Enjoy the many displays of fireworks supervised by local fire departments and conducted by licensed professionals. Children imitate what they see adults do and if you use fireworks, they won’t realize how dangerous they are. Not only do sparklers burn at 1800 degrees Fahrenheit but they also encourage the use of matches and lighters by young children.
Here's a link to the Massachusetts Public Safety page, including a list of supervised fireworks displays: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/dfs/dfs2/news-events/fireworks/be-smart-leave-fireworks-to-the-professionals.html