Safety should be observed when using Fireworks


Safety should be observed when using Fireworks

PARSONS, KS — As we approach the Fourth of July holiday weekend, residents are reminded of the Parsons City Ordinances regarding fireworks sales and discharges. Fireworks can only be sold and enjoyed in the city of Parsons from June 30 to July 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily.

They are not allowed any city owned property, including parks or streets. The City asks that after your fireworks celebrations that you dispose of the remnants properly. A violation of this ordinance could result in a Class C misdemeanor.

In addition, residents should observe some simple warnings to keep their families and homes safe during the celebrations. These tips are provided by the National Council on Fireworks Safety:

Use fireworks outdoors only. Obey all local laws Always have water nearby. Only use fireworks as intended. Don’t try to alter them or combine them. Never re-light a dud firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water. Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should always wear safety glasses. Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a designated shooter. Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community.

The City of Parsons offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 4.

The City invites you to celebrate our nation’s heritage on the Fourth of July, but celebrate safely.