Steve Leonard, Fire Marshal for the Owensboro Fire Department was a guest on the Joe Lowe Morning Show Tuesday July 3. He talked about fireworks safety and the laws governing the shooting of fireworks within the city limits, and State of Kentucky...
Above is the headline nobody wants to see on July 5th. Safety IS IMPORTANT!!!
Imagine being the guy who shoots off the big shells on the fourth of July each year. As a professional pyrotechnician, I love to light up the sky. Seeing the beautiful colors on a black sky backdrop is incredible. My love affair with fireworks goes back over 4 decades.
I used to go across the river to Indiana or down to
Sometimes you just can't plan outdoor activities and the July 4th weekend has been one of those.
Owensboro Officials announced early this morning that due to the heavy rain early and an almost 80% chance of thunderstorms and more rain thru the day, the "Celebration of the American Spirit" has been canceled for the evening. The fireworks display will take place on Friday, July 8, at 9:15
With the July 4th weekend upon us it might be wise to remember some simple safety rules for Fireworks. I always gets me a bit concerned when I see adults and kids around fireworks in swim suits, shorts and flip-flops. You have to cover as much of your body as possible and make sure it is not a synthetic fabric. Those darn things melt to your skin and that hurts forever.
It is now legal to purchase fireworks that up to now were banned in Kentucky. While this is good news for fireworks lovers, it is a concern for the Owensboro Fire Department.
Safety is the key concern and Monday June 20th Owensboro Fire Marshal and Battalion Chief Steve Leonard discussed that on the Joe Lowe Morning Show...