Fireworks safety message provided by the Homewood Fire Department, originally from the National Fire Protection Association at
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State, local officials urge people to ‘leave fireworks to the professionals’

Homewood Fire Department is urging residents to follow safety guidelines during the Independence Day holiday, and the Illinois State Fire Marshal issued a similar plea on Tuesday.HFD staff member Megan Tipton provided the safety posters below that were created by several fire safety organizations as a way to remind residents how to stay safe during holiday activities.The state fire marshal's office issued a news release reminding residents that fireworks are dangerous. In 2021, there were 202 fireworks-related injuries and one death in Illinois, and the fire marshal's office notes that every year, accidental fires . . .

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