Officials: Leave pyrotechnics to the professionals

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – First responders are reminding everyone to put safety first this Fourth of July, especially when it comes to fireworks.

The fun of firecrackers, cherry bombs and even sparklers can turn dangerous in a flash. Authorities are reminding everyone to leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office and the staff and Women and Children’s Hospital are teaming up to remind the public about the dangers of explosions.

If you are looking for activities to do with your family, you can check out a schedule of events here in western New York.

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