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Re: RE: [MPD-5D] Fireworks Safety

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  • Greene, Lamar (MPD)
    Call 911 if you feel that someone has intentionally thrown a fire work on your person. Officers will respond and take the appropriate action. Commander Lamar
    Message 1 of 32 , Jul 3, 2010
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      Call 911 if you feel that someone has intentionally thrown a fire work on your person. Officers will respond and take the appropriate action.
      Commander Lamar D. Greene

       

       

       

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      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sat Jul 03 13:01:28 2010
      Subject: Re: RE: [MPD-5D] Fireworks Safety

       

      What is also being done/going to be done with children under 16 being allowed to throw fireworks towards people and other citizen's property? 

      Sabrina Hill


      On Jul 3, 2010, Philip Blair & Mary Pat Rowan <blair-rowan@ starpower. net> wrote:

       

      Fayette:

       

      Thanks for this. It is useful. Forgive me for adding two suggestions of additions that would make it more useful…

       

      What advice do you have for residents who find streets and sidewalks littered the next day with the trash left behind by the fireworks users, trash which might include (and in my experience has included) unexploded duds and unlit fireworks that present a serious hazard for the children who find them?

       

      What is the definition or description of what makes a firework illegal.

       

      Yours,

      Commissioner Philip Blair

      AND 5A10

       

       

      -----Original Message-----
      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups. com [mailto:MPD- 5D@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Fayette
      Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 10:42 PM
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [MPD-5D] Fireworks Safety

       

       

      5D Community,

       

      Reporting Illegal Fireworks

      To report the use or sale of illegal fireworks, contact the DC Fire/EMS Department's Fire Prevention Division at (202) 727-1600 or (202) 727-1614.

      If you are aware of fireworks being set off in your neighborhood, call 9-1-1 to have police and fire personnel investigate the situation. Specially-trained teams will respond to ensure that any fireworks being set off are legal and safe. These teams are also inspecting fireworks stands operating in the District of Columbia for compliance with the law.

      The Fire/EMS Department seizes illegal fireworks products that are discovered in the District and destroys them after 30 days.  Whether you're celebrating Independence Day or the New Year, a backyard barbecue or other family occasion, it is important to understand the laws regulating fireworks use in the District of Columbia.

      Fireworks Safety Tips

      ·         Always read and follow label directions.

      ·         Always have an adult present.

      ·         Never ignite fireworks indoors.

      ·         Only ignite fireworks outdoors.

      ·         Always have water or sand nearby to extinguish fireworks after use.

      ·         Never experiment or attempt to make fireworks.

      ·         Light fireworks one at a time.

      ·         Never re-light malfunctioning or dud fireworks.

      ·         Store fireworks out of the reach of children.

      ·         Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.

      ·         Never throw fireworks at another person.

      ·         Never carry fireworks in your pocket.

      ·         Stand at least15 feet from burning cones and fountains.

      ·         Do not light fireworks near combustibles such as gasoline, newspapers, etc.

      ·         Do not ignite fireworks that have been wet and then dried.

      ·         Do not light fireworks at any place other than the fuse.

      ·         Do not use illegal fireworks.

      ·         Only use fireworks products that have a label clearly listing the manufacturer' s name, address, and warnings.

      For additional information about safe use of fireworks, or any other fireworks related information, contact the DC Fire/EMS Department Fire Prevention Division at (202) 727-1600 or (202) 727-1614.

       

       

    • Vaughn-Lee, Fayette (MPD)
      5D Community, For your Information and Sharing Before you purchase an expensive haul of fireworks, make sure that you can legally ignite and use them in the
      Message 32 of 32 , Jul 2, 2014

      5D Community,

      For your Information and Sharing

      Before you purchase an expensive haul of fireworks, make sure that you can legally ignite and use them in the District. In general, any firework that explodes is illegal in the city. Any person found using or in the possession of illegal fireworks in the District of Columbia could face fines and penalties of up to $2,000 and/or arrest for further prosecution.

       Characteristics of Illegal Fireworks

      An illegal firework as defined in Article 27 of the DC Official Code may have any of the following traits:

                              Any firework that moves

                              Any firework that explodes

                              Any firework that emits a spark or flame greater than 12 feet

                              Any firework that has a side-mounted fuse or a fuse inserted at any point along the length of the product’s surface

                              Any firework that contains mercury (Hg), arsenic (Ar), magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (Ph), or any other highly- 0xidizing agent

                              Any firework that the Fire Marshal considers to be dan­gerous to the safety of any person or property

                              See the table above for specific examples of illegal fireworks

       Reporting Illegal Fireworks

      To report the use or sale of illegal fireworks, contact the DC Fire/EMS Department’s Fire Prevention Division at (202) 727-1600 or (202) 727-1614.

      If you are aware of fireworks being set off in your neigh­borhood, call 9-1-1 to have police and fire personnel inves­tigate the situation. Please see the attached brochure that will explain firework safety

       

       

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