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Happy Independence Day!

Fireworks Safety Tips

We all enjoy the 4th of July because most of us plan cookouts with family and friends, and we like to end our night typically by either watfireworks4-0336ching Fireworks shows somewhere or setting off our own fireworks because somehow Fireworks have become synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day.  However, the thrill of fireworks can also lead to serious injuries.  Here are some important safety tips to consider when using fireworks:

  • Make certain the fireworks you would like to set off are legal in the City of Cleveland before making your purchase.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Avoid purchasing fireworks that are packaged
    in brown paper because this is often a sign that fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could potentially pose a danger to consumers.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities.
  • Parents must keep in mind that young children suffer injuries from sparklers because they can burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees. (These are temperatures hot enough to melt some metals.)
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device while attempting to ignite the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting the firework.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully ignited upon your first attempt.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishaps.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • After fireworks complete their burning period, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it in order to prevent a trash fire.

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CPP hosts Solar Sprint during Public Power Week Open House, today!


CPP staffers are blowing up balloons in preparation

CPP staffers are blowing up balloons; City of Cleveland staffers are raising tents and vehicles are being placed in preparation for today’s activities

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Public Power’s (CPP) Public Power Week celebrations will culminate on Saturday, October 10th with the 2nd Annual Solar Sprint, a solar-powered car race for students in grades 3-8.  The CPP Solar Sprint engages youth in grades three through eight in the design and construction of a model solar car, which they will then use to compete in timed races during the Public Power Week Open House.  The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is represented well in the competition, fielding teams from Charles Mooney, Clara Westropp, Campus International and Wade Park. Additional teams competing include the Broadway Boys & Girls Club and Metro Catholic School.

“I am pleased to see the growth in this event. We have successfully doubled the number of teams participating and to see that we are impacting the lives of our students through this fun and educational project speaks to our mission here at CPP,” said Cleveland Public Power Commissioner, Ivan Henderson.

CPP is pleased to have WKYC-TV 3 Weekend Anchor Marcus Walter and WZAK 93.1 On-Air Personality Haz Matthews serving as judges in the Solar Sprint.

WHAT:       Cleveland Public Power Open House 

WHEN:       Saturday, October 10, 2015,  1-5 p.m.

WHERE:    Cleveland Public Power Administrative Offices (Parking Lot), 1300 Lakeside Avenue

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