Fireworks and celebrations go together, but if you do not take the proper fireworks safety precautions your celebrations could come to a sudden and possibly tragic conclusion. The Virginia Department of Fire Programs and the State Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind everyone to remember a few things this holiday weekend. Leave the fireworks displays to the trained professionals. If you plan to discharge approved fireworks on your property do the following: Keep a bucket of water nearby for emergencies and for pouring on fireworks that do not go off. Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Douse and soak them with water and throw them away. Be sure all people are out of range before lighting fireworks. Please stay safe this weekend.