From the New Hanover County Fire Service:
As you prepare for the 4th of July holiday please keep safety in mind. The best way to keep your family safe is to not use any fireworks at home. Public firework displays are being held in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties and citizens and visitors are encouraged to attend these events.
If you do plan to use fireworks at home please follow these simple tips:
Please remember only fireworks purchased in North Carolina are legal to be discharged. Most fireworks purchased in South Carolina are illegal to use and possess in the sate of North Carolina and maybe subject to civil and or criminal charges.
Often parents offer small children sparklers, thinking they are a safe alternative. Sparklers reach over 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, which can cause third degree burns.
Remember these tips when letting children play with sparklers: