The Branson Fire Department is encouraging everyone who visits the Branson area to use best safety practices when using fireworks.
Fireworks can be bought in Branson through July 10th, however it’s only legal to use them between 7 a.m. to midnight on July 3rd and 4th, unless prohibited by neighborhood associations.
“We encourage residents to follow instructions on the label of all the different types of fireworks. Fireworks should also never be held in the hand and safety glasses should always be used. It takes just seconds of ‘fun’ to lose an eye, cause burns or a traumatic injury,” Branson Fire Chief, Ted Martin, said in a statement.
The Branson Fire Department released the following list of fireworks safety tips:
- Always purchase fireworks from reliable fireworks stands that sell only Class C (common) or 1-4.G fireworks
- Follow the label directions carefully and use common sense
- Fireworks activities should always be done under the close supervision of an adult
- Never point fireworks at another person
- Use fireworks only in a clear area outside away from buildings and vehicles
- Never shoot fireworks in a metal or glass container
- Light only one item at a time and move away quickly
- Always keep a water source close such as buckets of water or a garden hose to cool used fireworks completely and to extinguish any small fires.
The department also provided a list of commercial fireworks displays, reminding residents it’s just safer to attend the commercial events than to set off fireworks on your own.
- June 21 The Track family Fun Park (Track IV) – Highway 76 Block Party
- June 30 College of the Ozarks Honor America (Point Lookout, Missouri – just south of Branson)
- July 3 Branson Landing – Commercial Fireworks show from a barge on Lake Taneycomo.
- July 4 Chateau on the Lake Resort
- July 4 Treasure Lake Resort
- July 4 Surrey Grand Crowne Resort