Media Release Message

4th of JULY

June, 22, 2017

Union, Missouri 63084

             With the Fourth of July approaching the Union Fire Protection District is asking residents to use caution and observe precautions if they choose to purchase and or discharge fireworks.  Fireworks seem to be a traditional way to celebrate our nation’s birthday.  Such celebrations can turn unpleasant when children or adults become injured while using fireworks. 

             Every year people nationwide are treated in emergency rooms for firework associated injuries.  The majority of injuries are burns involving the hands, eyes, and head.  Injuries can easily occur if the user fails to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety precautions.  Before using fireworks be sure to:

  • Find out if they are allowed in your area.
  • Read and follow the directions and warning labels.
  • Never stand over a firework devise.
  • Never light a firework inside a building, near flammable materials, or near dry grass.
  • Never experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Have a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher nearby.
  • Supervise children at all times.

            The Union Fire Protection District would like for everyone to have a safe summer and July 4th. celebration  and to keep in mind the best way to enjoy fireworks is to visit a public display put on by professionals who know how to handle them safely.     

  Yours in Fire Safety

Russell Hamilton

Fire Chief, Union Fire Protection District   


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