I am a firm believer in following rules if they directly affect the safety of others. In our state it has been so dry that most of the towns surrounding mine, including mine are banning fireworks. I don’t think they would do it if they didn’t have to. They’re not about ruining out fun, most of the officials have families and probably would love to light fireworks off with them.
I was raised by a firefighter. He was gone most of the summer when I was very small fighting fires caused by nature or people. I understand the sacrifice it takes for these brave men and women to go and fix these problems. I just find it incredibly disrespectful for those people who keep lighting off the fireworks even though we are in a severe drought.
It isn’t going to kill anyone to miss the fireworks this year, so why not just adhere to the rules? It could kill someone if they don’t, if it doesn’t kill anyone it could very well burn down someone’s home. I know that I have a hard time breathing when the valley fills with smoke from the fires, and I have small children to think of as well. My eldest got terrible nose bleeds the last time the fires were bad and he was so little it scared him really bad.
I’m just hoping that people can consider others on this holiday rather than being selfish. Find something else to do, float the river, have a BBQ, spend time with your families doing things that aren’t going to destroy our home. Thank you for reading this, and I hope it made an impression on someone because I am terrified of what the actions of the selfish is going to do to our town in the next week.