May 13, 2002
Carnation promotes the safe use of fireworks on the 4th
Courtesy of the Carnation Police Department
The Carnation Police Department has announced the kickoff of a fireworks education campaign in the city for this coming Independence Day.
Last year two homes were lost to residents of Carnation due to fires caused by the negligent use of fireworks.
In addition, every year approximately 50 percent of the injuries caused by fireworks occur to individuals between the ages of eight and 15. Many people will die this year in the United States due to fireworks-related incidents.
The Carnation Police Department, in partnership with Eastside Fire and Rescue, will be educating the public as to the safest way to use their fireworks and still enjoy the holiday.
On May 16, Carnation Police and the fire department will be holding an assembly at Carnation Elementary, located at 4950 Tolt Avenue.
They will announce a contest that will involve the students at that school. The contest will be for the best poster design by a student that reflects the safe use of fireworks.
After the posters have been completed, they will be judged by Carnation's Police Advisory Board and members of King County Eastside Fire and Rescue as to which poster best promotes the safe use of fireworks. A great deal of educational material will also be distributed to the students and their parents during this campaign.
These posters will then be displayed throughout the city in participating businesses. In addition, the winning students will be recognized at a second assembly at the school on June 17 where prizes will be awarded.
For further information, contact Carnation Chief of Police Scott Starland at (206) 296-2885, (206) 423-2738 or (425) 333-4190.