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Staying safe on New Year's Eve

Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 19:07:39-05

TULSA, Okla. — The countdown to the end of the year, and decade, is on.

Many people are getting ready to celebrate the end of 2019, but there are some things to watch out for before doing so.

Many like to shoot off fireworks to ring in the new year. However, it is illegal to do so in a majority of city limits in our area.

It is legal out in counties, but you will have to pay for any damage caused by your fireworks. If you do light off fireworks, it is important to be safe.

"If you're in an area where it is legal to pop fireworks, you should do those in a safe place," said Andy Little with the Tulsa Fire Department. "Have something on hand to put fires out should they start. Keep them away from your face, never let children participate in the popping of those fireworks."

If you have pets, make sure they are in a safe place if fireworks are going off near you.

TFD also wants to remind people to not drink and drive and avoid driving altogether that night if you can. And if you are at a bar, make sure to always watch your drink.

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