4th of July Safety
By Firefighter Arun Pant
June 26, 2019

In Howard County, the sale, possession, and residential use of ground-based sparklers is prohibited. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1,000. While devices known as party poppers, ignitable snakes, snap ’n pops and handheld sparklers are legal, they can be dangerous. Handheld sparkers can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which can cause significant injuries.

Stay safe this 4th and attend the public display at the Columbia Lakefront.