State fire marshal: make sure your fireworks are legal
Posted on 7/3/2018 4:11:00 AM.

Independence Day means pyro for many celebrating the holiday. Although fireworks are dangerous, it’s important that you do take into consideration several factors to reduce the risk of negative outcomes if you choose to fire up the festivities.

State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says start by making sure your fireworks are legal in your area.
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State officials want firework safety to be top of mind this Fourth of July
Posted on 7/4/2017 2:24:00 AM.

Many Americans cannot imagine the Fourth of July without fireworks, but state officials say it's very important to keep safety measures in mind when setting off the colorful and loud pyrotechnics. Brant Thompson with the State Fire Marshal's Office says the gravity of exercising care while using fireworks cannot be over stated.

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Louisiana SPCA offers tips to keep pets calm during fireworks
Posted on 7/4/2017 2:15:00 AM.

With lots of fireworks expected this Fourth of July, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals encourages pet parents to keep their fur babies safe and calm. Ana Zorrilla with the Louisiana SPCA says the Fourth of July is one of the busiest days in terms of animals getting lost from their homes. She says that’s why it’s important to make sure all your pets have a collar and ID tag.

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Tips to remember when using fireworks on New Year's Eve
Posted on 12/31/2015 1:33:00 AM.

Tonight is New Year’s Eve and many will ring in the new year by shooting off fireworks. Deputy Chief, with the State Fire Marshal's office, Brent Thompson, has some tips to stay safe tonight.

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DCFS: Be cautious with children around fireworks
Posted on 7/3/2015 12:36:00 PM.
The Department of Children and Family Services is urging parents and caregivers to be careful with fireworks around children during this weekend’s festivities. DCFS Secretary Suzy Sonnier says that although fireworks can be beautiful, adults need to be aware of the danger to children. 
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Firework safety a priority for Independence Day
Posted on 7/3/2015 4:27:00 AM.
Safety with fireworks during 4th of July celebrations should be a top priority. State Fire Marshall Butch Browning wants everyone to enjoy this holiday but take time to understand the precautions that come along with fireworks.
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Eye Doctors Warn About Fireworks-Related Injuries on July 4th
Posted on 7/4/2013 6:00:00 AM.
Many Louisiana residents plan to celebrate the Independence Day holiday by shooting of fireworks. But Louisiana Ophthalmology Association spokesperson Dr. George Ellis says fireworks-related injuries can be very devastating. Ellis says more than 9,000 fireworks-related injuries occur in the United States each year.
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