The Macomb Police Department in cooperation with the Macomb Fire Department will be holding a Firetruck Pull on Saturday, September 26th at 10am. The event will take place in front of the Macomb Fire Department Fire House, 200 W. Jackson. Proceeds will go to support Speical Olympics. Please get a team together and help us raise money for an important cause.
This weekend America celebrates the 4th of July. Food, Family, Fun and of course Fireworks! The Macomb Police Department would like to remind the public that in Illinois, if it explodes, it’s illegal. Snap Pops, sparklers and things that emit sparks are fine to use but we recommend doing so in a safe manner. Below are some tips from the National Safety Council on the use of fireworks.
The National Safety Council advises that the best way to safely enjoy this 4th of July is to watch a public fireworks display conducted by professionals.
However, if fireworks are legal where you live and you decide to use them, be sure to follow these important safety tips:
•Older children should use fireworks only under close adult supervision.
•Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from onlookers, houses and flammable materials.
•Light one device at a time; maintain a safe distance after lighting.
•Do not allow any running or horseplay while fireworks are being used.
•Never ignite devices in a container.
•Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks; douse and soak them with water and discard them safely.
•Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire.
Remember that a simple item such as a sparkler can cause injury. Sparklers burn at a temperature of over 1200 degress. Touching one while it’s lit will cause injury and touching one after it has gone out can still cause severe burns. Be safe and leave the fireworks displays to the professionals.