LIVINGSTON COUNTY – With Independence Day right around the corner, Livingston County is making sure to be fully prepared for the festivities.
A proper 4th of July celebration is not complete without fireworks illuminating the sky. To give the community ample opportunities to get in the spirit, Livingston County is offering various places where those over 18 can purchase fireworks.
Below is an inexhaustive list of several companies selling or allowing the sale of fireworks on their property:
Wal-Mart, Geneseo; Dansville Mini Mart, Dansville; Livingston Lanes, Geneseo; Avon Town Plaza, 275 East Main Street, Avon; 244 East Main Street, Avon (behind Peppermints Restaurant); Genesee River Restaurant, Mount Morris.
As a reminder, the Livingston County Department of Health urges that those who are using fireworks to do so safely. According to a press release from the Livingston County Department of Health, the following safety tips will keep you and your fellow patriots out of harm’s way:
- Parents and caretakers should always closely supervise teens if they are using fireworks.
- Parents should not allow young children to handle or use fireworks.
- Fireworks should only be used outdoors.
- Know your fireworks. Read the caution label before igniting.
- Never relight a ‘dud’ firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
- Always have water ready if you are shooting fireworks. Avoid using homemade fireworks or illegal explosives: you can never be sure what they will do.
- Never hold a child in your arms while using sparklers. Never throw sparklers. Sparkler wire and stick remain hot long after the flame has gone out.
- Be sure to drop spent sparklers in a bucket of water. Pet safety is also important during this holiday celebration. Be sure to keep skittish pets, especially dogs, in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.
- The Livingston County Department of Health urges residents to follow these safety rules this Fourth of July in their holiday celebrations.