No this has nothing to do with the fireworks store where blame for everything from power outages to cats having kittens is directed in a good humored manner on social media.
This is merely an update on the new laws from our friends at the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office.
Back in 2011, the state legalized the sale and use of consumer-grade fireworks, but in December, new laws were passed and signed.
Those new laws reduce the number of days that people can shoot off fireworks. Previously, they were allowed to use them around federal holidays, including the day before, the day off and the day after.
The new law states Memorial Day weekend, fireworks are only allowed Saturday and Sunday until 11:45 p.m.
As always, use caution and follow the safety tips listed below:
1. Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. If older children are playing with fireworks, always have adult supervision.
2. Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
3. Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.
4. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
5. Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
6. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire.
7. Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
8. After fireworks complete their burning, douse it with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
Thanks NCSD but we feel compelled to add that anyone who might need reminding about #3 should probably not be buying fireworks in the first place.