January 1, 2024
New Year's Day
Monday, January 1, 2024
Bexar County offices will be closed 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.