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Fireworks stalls to be inspected

December 17 - 23, 2016

As the year 2016 comes to an end, simple fireworks precautions can make all the difference. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is urging the public to be responsible when lighting up firecrackers to avert physical injuries, damage to property and fatalities.

Senior Fire Officer Jerry Evale, in an interview with Southern Leyte Times, said that the public should store fireworks safely and never carry the incendiary materials in their pockets.

“Never try to reignite the fireworks that didn’t light in the first instance,” Evale said. “Don’t allow small children to handle fireworks and keep them away from them.” he added.

Evale said one should never throw fireworks at another person nor throw them into a bonfire.

People should also avoid lighting fireworks near metal or glass containers as shrapnel and debris could hit bystanders. The BFP also urged adults not to drink alcoholic drinks when handling fireworks, and to never attempt to experiment or modify fireworks.

The BFP Chief ended by saying that people should not ignite fireworks while they are holding them, and that fireworks should only be used outdoors and in a safe place.

A scheduled inspection will be conducted by the BFP and PNP on both the known stores selling
firecrakers and also the many fireworks stalls alo ng Espina Boulevard.

The task force will check whether or not fireworks suppliers and sellers have met all the legal requirements to sell fireworks, and if the products they are selling are included in the list of prohibited fireworks products.(By MARK L. RIMAS)






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