Gallup citizens will again
have the opportunity to legally discharge fireworks within city limits over the
4th of July holiday.
As a reminder a Fireworks
Permit is required to light fireworks within city limits. Permits may be
purchased for a fee of $15.00 dollars from the City Clerk’s Office
located at 110 W. Aztec Ave. A citation of $250.00 may be imposed for person(s)
caught discharging fireworks without the required permit.
More than 15,000 fires occur
annually due to the mishandling of fireworks, and these fires cause more than
$30 million in property damage.
Fireworks are fun and festive,
but it’s important to know how to use them safely.
Fire Safety Tips:
should be used on a flat, firm surface such as the ground or a driveway. Stay
away from bushes, grass and trees, or anything else that might catch
fire. Stay away from vehicles.
a bucket of water and garden hose available for use in case of fire.
should be a responsible adult present when fireworks are being used.
the firework has been used, it should be picked up with a shovel, dropped into
a bucket of water and left to soak for several hours before being discarded in
or fireworks that did not go off after being lit should be picked up with a
shovel and dropped into a bucket of water. You should not try to relight it.
a fire does start because of fireworks, don’t panic. Use the garden hose or
bucket of water to put the fire out or prevent it from getting larger. Call
9-1-1 for emergency assistance.
Here are some safety
precautions that homeowners can take to protect their property:
your yard of any unnecessary weeds or plant growth. Cut grass and keep
watered. Green plants are less likely to burn.
any accumulated combustible material, and other dead growth and dispose of
a garden hose connected and ready to use in case a fire starts in your
yard, even if you are not using fireworks. If you do not have a garden
hose to use, a bucket of water on stand-by is a good back up.
pets inside in the evening, especially on the 4th of July.
your property several times during the evening if fireworks are being used
in your area. Many times a fire can be detected while it is small and
prevented from getting larger