Firework Safety for New Year's Celebration

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Before you set off those fireworks there are some rules you might want to keep in mind. In Florida, fireworks that launch or explode including torpedoes, sky rockets, and roman candles are illegal.

Firefighters caution those who plan on setting off fireworks.

CAPT Tim McCown of the Tallahassee Fire Department said, "They should have a bucket of water nearby and they should have an adult. The children shouldn't be out playing with fireworks unless they do have an adult. We want them in an open area where there not exposed any of the pine needles or dry grass."

Georgia outlaws several of the same fireworks as Florida, but the Peach State also bans sparklers