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Date:
January 1, 2019
Time:
All Day
Fireworks Safety
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New Year's Day

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Bexar County offices will be closed January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.

Fireworks Safety for the Holiday

 Residents who use consumer fireworks should follow these tips to avoid causing injuries and damage to property:

  •  Select an area free of dry grasses and other dead vegetation. 
  • Keep a bucket of water or a water hose nearby. 
  • Do not use fireworks when the weather forecast calls for winds above 10 mph. 
  • Always read and follow manufacturer’s recommendations and instructions. 
  • Have an adult present and never give fireworks to children. 
  • Only use fireworks outdoors. It is against state law to shoot fireworks from a motor vehicle. 
  • Never experiment or make your own fireworks. Make sure you only use fireworks purchased from a reliable licensed seller.
  • Light only one firework at a time. 
  • Never re-light a “dud” firework. If a firework does not work properly, wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water and dispose of it properly. 
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place. 
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people. 
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket. 
  • Do not shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers. 
It is illegal to discharge fireworks within 600 feet of a hospital, sanitarium, veterinary hospital, school, or church; and within 100 feet of a fuel dispensing station for flammable or combustible liquids; and to discharge fireworks at or from a motor vehicle.

Medical emergencies or fires caused by fireworks should be reported by calling 911.