Fireworks tents are popping up all across Mid-Missouri.
The temporary sale of fireworks officially begins Friday.
Shooting off fireworks is illegal in most city limits including Jefferson City, Columbia and Fulton.
If you do you live in an area where fireworks are legal, firefighters want to remind you of some safety tips.
Donâ??t allow children to light fireworks.
Never point fireworks at other people, vehicles or buildings and always call 911 for any fireworks related emergency.
Bob Gerau of Bobâ??s Fireworks said fireworks are safe as long as you use common sense.
Gerau said, â??When you light a product, walk away from it. Donâ??t run. Just walk away. That way, you donâ??t run into somebody. You donâ??t trip. Youâ??ve got 5 seconds or so before it goes off. Thatâ??s plenty of time to walk away.â??
Gerau said you should always read the directions on every firework and follow the manufacturerâ??s directions.