Casa Grande, AZ

Fourth of July festivities can be dangerous, but there are ways to stay safe and have fun.

Madison Vega

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(Casa Grande, AZ) Fourth of July is coming up, so firework safety is important to keep everyone safe and having a good time.

In Arizona fireworks are legal, but there are certain kinds that are legal year round, while others have legal status during special holidays. New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July are the two holiday exceptions that allow bigger fireworks.

Although, “All Aerial and Exploding Fireworks are ILLEGAL in the State of Arizona. Some examples are sky or bottle rockets, firecrackers, and aerial fireworks,” according to the city of Casa Grande Gov.

Fourth of July celebrates the country’s independence and historically, people find different ways to celebrate — parades, parties, backyard barbecues — and these events are generally supported with some loud noise making due to fireworks. Though they can make fun sounds and often look beautiful, their danger potential is huge.

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Safety InfographicCasa Grande Gov Website

“Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. It is important to know that fireworks are not safe in the hands of consumers. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death,” Casa Grande Gov. website.

On Casa Grande’s government website the fire marshal, Micheal Wobser, talks about how important it is to stay safe.

“Fireworks that explode or detonate in the air are illegal,” Wobser.

Arizona residents can still have a fun night celebrating their country with other types of fireworks. The fireworks allowed are: sparklers, smoker devices and novelty fireworks. Some novelty fireworks are snakes, party poppers and snappers.

Casa Grande Gov lists some fun ways to celebrate the fourth of july without even using fireworks. They list six different ways to enjoy the holiday: glow sticks, noisemakers, outdoor movie night, silly string, arts and craft and a patriotic birthday party for the USA.

Pinal County allows residents to apply for firework displays if you want something a little bigger than novelty fireworks.

If you would like to apply for a bigger firework show you can go and fill out the application on this website.

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Hi my name is Madison Vega and I just finished my sophomore year at Arizona State University studying Journalism and Mass Communication. During my time at Cronkite I have written a handful of stories and published four of them. My stories were published at the Independent, Peoria, and AZ Big Media.

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