Daytona Beach, FL-The Daytona Beach Fire Department held a media presentation on fireworks safety Monday. Chief Drew Driscoll suggests leaving fireworks to the pros during the 4th of July holiday. To make his point, Driscoll had a firefighter demonstrate an M-80 type device while blowing up a watermelon.
Driscoll did have some safety tips for those that just have to have fireworks. He highly recommends having a bucket of water and a hose handy.
District Chief at the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office, Orlando Area, Kimberly Mendoza said that the Fire Marshal’s Office has deemed a number of fireworks safe for use by the public. Mendoza said those fireworks are only really safe if you take the proper precautions.
(Photo courtesy of Patrick Juliano, Florida Office of Program Management)
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