Keep Fireworks to the 4th

Americans celebrate our Nation’s birthday in many ways, with food, family, friends and fireworks being among the most common ingredients in 4th of July celebrations. Of these, fireworks are probably the most intrusive for the loud popping, hissing and cracking sounds they make.

So when the 4th has passed, put your fireworks away. Lighting them intermittently for a week or two following the 4th of July interrupts people’s lives in ways you may not have thought about. Some of your neighbors likely work first or third shift and have a limited amount of time to sleep.  Take into account that there are also most likely pets who are disturbed by the sound of fireworks and elderly, ill, or babies who appreciate the quiet they have become accustomed to at night.