4th Of July Fire Safety

Posted on June 24, 2016

4th of July decorating safety tips; here is what you need to know to keep it safe. The 4th of July is not only traditionally fun, but it is also traditionally the holiday with the most fires. These fires can be as small as a burning bucket and some burned finger. However, it can be entire neighborhoods.

There is roughly more than $35,000,000 per year in fire damages nationally. These fires are due to fireworks, and decorations that are accented with fireworks. This ends up being expensive, not only for the government, and insurance companies, but also families who lose everything due to a fire. Even with insurance, families lose their private positions that may not be replicable or their lives.

As your local fire department we would like to remind you that most fireworks are illegal in Virginia.  We would like to ensure we all have a safe 4th of July holiday.