Fireworks on New Year’s Eve

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Safety Tips Regarding Fireworks Use

• Fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burns and eye injuries.
• Young children and fireworks do not mix. Never give fireworks, even sparklers to young children. Sparklers burn at temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Older children should only use fireworks under the direct supervision of an adult.
• Always read and follow all warnings and instructions listed by the manufacturer for the safe use and handling of fireworks.
• Make sure you have a clear, flat area to use the fireworks; away from structures, dry grass or brush, and readily ignitable materials.
• Have a water hose or bucket of water readily available in case of a fire.

The BEST way to stay safe is not to use fireworks at all…Consider “LEAVING FIREWORKS TO THE PROFESSIONALS!” Enjoy one of the public fireworks displays at 12:00 midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Public Aerial Fireworks Display Locations:

Grand Wailea Resort – Offshore barge, 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Dec. 31, 2017 – begins approx. 11:59 p.m.
Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi – Laydown Area between the resort and Mānele Harbor, 1 Mānele Bay Rd., Dec. 31, 2017 – begins approx. 11:59 p.m.

Maui Fire officials say, “The use of fireworks when ringing-in the New Year is a privilege that Maui County residents currently enjoy. Unfortunately, this activity increases our community’s risk of fire and fire-related injuries. To assure that our community may continue to celebrate the New Year with fireworks, please remember to follow the safety tips provided. Use common sense and look out for one another’s safety.”

Fire officials further state that, “the only way to stay safe is to not use fireworks in the first place,” and to “leave fireworks to the professionals.”

For additional information on the fireworks permits, contact the Maui Fire Prevention Bureau at (808) 244-9161 or visit buff.ly/2Du2RJH and review the fireworks rules under the “Fire Control” section.

For additional information on the fireworks permits, contact the Maui Fire Prevention Bureau at (808) 244-9161 or visit www.co.maui.hi.us and review the fireworks rules under the “Fire Control” section.

 

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