Since fireworks displays are a common feature of summer celebrations, it is unsurprising that summer is also the most common time for injury and property loss due to fire. We recommend implementing the following risk control procedures before any expected firework displays:
- Post signs and notify law enforcement officials of the ban on fireworks for your property.
- If equipped with automatic sprinklers, program them to turn on around the building throughout the day, primarily at dusk.
- Leave interior lights on to give the impression that your building is occupied, which will cause potential holiday revelers to think twice before setting off fireworks on your property without permission.
- If your building resides in an area with a known history of vandalism, trespassing, burglaries, etc., we recommend posting security or additional patrols around the property during firework celebrations.