Mesquite Fire and Rescue would like to wish the community a safe

and happy Fourth of July.

It’s that time of year when many will be celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. To help ensure your

celebration does not end with an unneeded injury or unfortunate event, Mesquite Fire and Rescue would like to share with you some basic firework education and safety tips.

Safety tips for a safe and happy Fourth of July:

  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.

○ Registered “Safe and Sane” are the only Fireworks allowed for individual consumer use

within the City of Mesquite. (See explanation below)

○ The only allowable time to use these fireworks is June 28-Midnight July 4th.

  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about

2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals.

  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Place fireworks on a flat, hard surface away from buildings, vehicles and dry brush.
  • Never shoot fireworks off in metal or glass containers.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over fireworks when lighting the fuse.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly to a safe distance.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Be a good neighbor. Be considerate of those who are sensitive to loud noises, especially the

elderly, veterans, children and pets. Consider keeping pets indoors.

  • Place discharged fireworks into a bucket of water overnight to make certain they do not re-ignite.

Make sure there are no remaining sparks, embers or heated debris that could cause something to

ignite later.

  • Clean up litter left behind from fireworks.