FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2020
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Town Reminds All Residents to Stay Safe Amidst Fourth of July Celebrations
North Hempstead, NY - As Fourth of July approaches, the Town of North Hempstead would like to remind all of its residents of the necessity of safety while using fireworks over the holiday weekend. Fireworks are illegal for personal use in North Hempstead and throughout Nassau County, and at no time should any unauthorized person be using them.
“We implore our residents to celebrate the holiday weekend responsibly,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “With the pandemic forcing the county to cancel most public firework displays, we understand that residents will be eager to get outside and celebrate. We ask all residents to please stay safe and know that it is illegal to set off fireworks unless authorized to do so."
In 2018, Nassau County officials signed into law banning the sale and use of sparklers, since they cause most fireworks-related injuries for children. Over 9,000 people across the country were treated for firework-related injuries last year, with the majority having hand, fingers, or leg injuries.