As Independence Day approaches, a West Virginia University fireworks expert suggests people attend a public fireworks show where trained pyrotechnists are in charge of ignition. But Mark Lambert, Fire Service Extension and State Fire Training Director, offers tips for those purchasing their own fireworks, including avoiding alcohol and having viewers stand at least 50 feet from the display.
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“You need (to have) water handy, adult supervision, make sure there are no combustibles around, and that the area they’re being set off in is free of debris. Follow all the instructions that come with the fireworks.” —Mark Lambert, Fire Service Extension and State Fire Training Director
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