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Tips for a Safe Fourth of July

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It's almost time to celebrate our nation’s independence. The Fourth of July is on Friday, and fireworks are a staple of this holiday. If you live in the city of Williston, there are a few rules you have to follow.

Residents can only light off fireworks in the city through July 4 until 1 a.m. on July 5.

"Last year it worked out really well for us. There wasn't a whole lot of spent shells and fireworks left on the streets. Some people had little parties out there. The safety of it was also better too. I drove around and noticed that people had buckets of water out there, and they were supervising their children," says Williston Mayor Howard Klug.

In regards to safety, when handling fireworks, the Williston Fire Department recommends reading directions, and using appropriate equipment.

"It is part of our history. It is Independence Day. People should celebrate how they want to celebrate, but do it safely. It's all about safety," says interim fire chief Andrew Kendle.

Generous Jerry’s in Williston makes sure to encourage safe and legal use of fireworks.

“We don't shoot fireworks off in front of our store, but the people who purchase the fireworks well tell them to be careful, be safe and obey the law," says David Fillmore the manager of Generous Jerry’s.

If you are interested in putting on your own fireworks show, there is a very popular product at Generous Jerry’s.

"One of our best ones has been the King of Kings. We are about half sold out already, and this is just the fourth day of fireworks. People seem to love that it's a 60 gram re-load. People who have bought it for three, four and five years come back and buy it again," says Fillmore.

If an accident does happen, call the fire department immediately and stay safe.

On the Fourth of July, the Williston CVB will also be putting on a free fireworks show at the fairgrounds starting at 10 p.m.


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