Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket).
Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
Light only one firework at a time.
Never re-light a "dud" firework (wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
Never give fireworks to small children.
Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trashcan.
Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.
Stay away from illegal explosives.
Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, rotten stumps, logs, dry grass and leaves.
Keep plenty of water handy and have a shovel for throwing dirt on the fire if it gets out of control.
Start with dry twigs and small sticks. Add larger sticks as the fire builds up. Put the largest pieces of wood on last, pointing them toward the center of the fire and gradually push them into the flames.
Scrape away litter, duff and any burnable material within a 10-foot diameter circle. This will keep a small campfire from spreading.
Never leave a campfire unattended.
Drown the fire with water. Make sure all embers, coals and sticks are wet.
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The Auburn Community Pool will open this Thursday, May 23, 2013--just in time for the Memorial Day weekend!
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12-5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12-6 p.m.