It is the time of year to celebrate the birth of our nation in 1776. With this in mind the Norfolk Fire Division wants to remind all residents to use caution and good judgment when shooting your fireworks. Shooting fireworks is fun as long as everyone remembers that fireworks are explosives and can be dangerous if used improperly. Buy and shoot only fireworks that you have purchased in the State of Nebraska. Transportation of fireworks from out of state is illegal, even if they are legal fireworks in Nebraska and could result in losing your fireworks and a fine. When discharging fireworks, always read and follow the directions on the product and have adult supervision while enjoying the fireworks. The Norfolk Fire Division recommends that you always have a water hose or bucket of water ready in case a fire occurs. Remember to look up for any overhead obstructions which can alter the path of the firework effect if it hits an obstruction. Also please remember that, “If you Blow it up, Please pick it up” and help keep Norfolk Beautiful! As a reminder the City of Norfolk has an ordinance, which allows for discharging of fireworks from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., June 25, until July 3 and from 8:00 AM until midnight on July 4th. Our community fireworks show will be on July 4th this year at Northeast Community College. Remember this is a drive in show only and the Big Bang Boom committee is advising anyone who is on the college grounds to stay in or on your vehicle to maintain social distancing. The Big Bang Boom committee also request that if at all possible exit you vehicle from the right. The Norfolk Fire Division wants everyone to have a safe and happy Independence Day holiday. If anyone has questions about fireworks sales or discharge please contact the Norfolk Fire Division at 402-844-2050.