THE LAKE LEVEL FOR TIMS FORD LAKE CURRENTLY AS OF July 1, 2008:
LAKE LEVEL IS:
Normal summer pool is 888
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates
that 8,800 people were treated for fireworks-related
injuries in 2002. During the past 10 years, about a
third of the injuries associated with fireworks have
been caused by illegal explosives or homemade fireworks.
Check local laws. Make sure that
fireworks are legal where you live.
If they are legal, know what kinds are
legal and what kinds aren’t.
Don’t let small children play with
fireworks or set them off. Adults should either ignite
the fireworks, or supervise older children who are doing
Read the warnings, rules and
instructions. Then, after you read them, follow them to
Wear eye protection and keep all parts of
your body out of the line of fire.
Make sure the audience is out of range of
misfired or misdirected rockets and roman candles.
Set off the fireworks on a hard, flat
surface away from anything flammable.
Wait several minutes before walking up to
a firework that didn’t go off.
Have a bucket of water or a garden hose
Buy fireworks from reliable retailers.
Never experiment with fireworks or try to
make homemade ones.
Avoid storing fireworks for extended
periods. If you must store them, keep them in a cool,
When the show is over, soak the expended
fireworks and dispose of them in a trash container.
M-80s and “blockbusters” are not legal
fireworks; they are dangerous, banned explosives. They
are extremely dangerous. Avoid anything that isn’t
clearly labeled with the name of the product, the
manufacturer’s name and instructions for proper use.
If you attend a professional display:
You don’t need to get close. The best
view is from several hundred yards away.
If debris falls nearby, don’t touch it.
Leave pets at home. Dogs, in particular, can have their
hearing damaged by the explosions.