Fireworks prohibited in city limits in Temple for New Year's

Posted at 2:07 PM, Dec 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-27 15:10:48-05

Temple Fire & Rescue is encouraging residents to find an alternative way to ring in the new year.

With the holiday season coming to an end, people may want to start the new year off with a bang, but it is important to remember that it is illegal to possess, or discharge fireworks inside the city limits.

Although you can still pop your fireworks outside of the city limits with the landowner’s permission, the Temple Fire & Rescue encourages you to keep safety as your main priority with a few tips offered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Prepare your launch site by removing dead vegetation. Sober adult supervision and sobriety are key in a safe holiday experience.

Also, do not leave children alone with fireworks or let them ignite them by themselves, read all warnings, make sure everyone is in a safe place before lighting the firework and keep a bucket of water handy for any fire emergencies that may happen. 

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