Gaithersburg Washington-Grove Volunteer Fire Department
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Montgomery County Maryland
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Gaithersburg Washington-Grove Volunteer Fire Department
Station 8 801 Russell Avenue . Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879 . (301) 948-0660
Station 28 7272 Muncaster Mill Road . Rockville, Maryland 20855 . (301) 921-9330
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FIREWORKS SAFETY

MONTGOMERY COUNTY AMNESTY PROGRAM 2006

Each year, fireworks in the United States cause approximately twelve deaths, 2000 serious eye injuries, and 5000 other injuries (including amputated fingers).

• Although many people mistakenly believe that sparklers are safe, sparklers burn at 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly hot enough to melt gold)!

• In Montgomery County, all fireworks are illegal to possess or discharge including gold label sparklers.

• Snap-and-pop noise makers, snakes, and party poppers are the only exception to this law.

Celebrate Wisely!

• Teach children that fireworks are NOT toys. Explain the dangers of explosives and fireworks to your children.

• Obtain the proper permits and insurance before holding any public fireworks display.

• Enjoy the thrill of fireworks and pyrotechnics at public displays by licensed professionals

For further information, contact the Montgomery County Fire/Explosive Investigations Section at 240-777-2255.

Thanks to Bill Delaney of MCFRS for this information.

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