Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Update from KCKFD: Still no fireworks ban

Twenty-four hours before Wyandotte Countians light up the sky with fireworks, the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department and Unified Government have announced there will be no fireworks ban for the Fourth of July.
However, the fire department is urging firework fans to use more caution than normal in light of hot temperatures and potential gusty winds for the fourth.

Also, no one is allowed to light off fireworks in any park inside Wyandotte County.

More from a press release:
The Kansas City Kansas Fire Department and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City Kansas would like to ask residents to use extreme caution this July 4th Holiday with the use of fireworks, in regard to windy and dry conditions.

It needs to be understood that common sense, safety precautions, and adult supervision should always be adhered to in relation to “fireworks” usage as the responsibility of the individual (personal accountability).

• Have a garden hose or bucket of water nearby

• Pay special attention to children in and around fireworks

• Move pets indoors if possible