Monday, July 09, 2007

Thoughts on Fireworks

Every summer, one can hear and see illegal fireworks being set off throughout the Warrendale neighbor- hood and its surrounding areas. It seemed there was even more of them than last year, but almost no enforcement of them.

While there weren't any major accidents involving illegal fireworks this time in Warrendale, there certainly were some else where. We got lucky.

One of the things that my fellow blogger, David L. Malhalab, pointed out in his posts on the subject is that as much as 60% of the calls for police service that involve reports of shots being fired turn out to involve fireworks. This, of course, pulls officers' extremely limited time and resources away from other things.

More importantly, a report of shots being fired isn't exactly something that the police can afford to simply ignore under the assumption that it's just fireworks.

There is also the persistent risk of property damage, or injury to innocent bystanders, when fireworks are used improperly. For more on this subject, please check out his posting here.

1 comment:

DAVID L. MALHALAB said...

HELLO WARRENDALE, DETROIT, MICHIGAN
THANK YOU FRANK..FOR SHARING THE INFORMATION. THE PHOTO SHOWS THAT IN 2006, FIREWORKS WERE BEING SOLD AT THE ENTERANCE TO SPEEDY GAS STATION, WWARREN-EVERGREEN - VERY DANGEROUS FOR THE COMMUNITY AND FOR THERE CUSTOMERS.
IF WARRENDALE RESIDENTS SEE ILLEGAL FIREWORKS - BOTTLE ROCKETS, BLACK CAT FIRECRACKERS, ROMAN CANDLES ANYTHING THAT MAKES A NOISE OR LEAVES THE GROUND THEY ARE ILLEGAL - CALL THE POLICE.
EVEN NOW DAYS AFTER THE 4TH, THE NOISE OF FIREWORKS CAN BE HEARD IN THE N'BORHOOD.
BRAILE N/WWARREN WAS DANGER CENTRAL AS HUNDREDS OF EXPENSIVE ILLEGAL FIREWORKS WERE ILLEGALLY IGNITED ENDANGERING THE YOUNG MEN LIGHTING THEM AND THE N'BORS WHO WERE WATCHING THEM THEIR HOMES,AS WEATHER CONDITIONS ALLOWED THE ASHES TO HIT THE HOUSES AND CARS IN THE AREA -
WARRENDALE RESIDENTS WERE VERY LUCKY THAT NO ONE WAS MAIMED, INJURED, KILLED OR THAT HOUSE FIRES DIDN'T ERUPT...
BE CAREFUL ...THINK FIRST..
DAVID L. MALHALAB
SGT DPD RETIRED