Fireworks Safety

With the 4th of July a few short days away a Fond du Lac Police officer reminds residents about what fireworks are legal and what aren’t. Officer Steve Olson says it’s a simple rule of thumb. If it goes into the air, if it explodes or blows up you can’t have it, even with a permit. He says even legal fireworks like sparklers can be dangerous if placed in the hands of unsupervised young children. Other things like snakes and smoke bombs are also legal. He says bottle rockets are dangerous because they represent a potential fire danger depending on where they end up. The state’s Division of Emergency Management has more information available at their website