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News Releases
Fourth of July Fireworks - 06/22/18

Every year Albany Police Department and Albany Fire Department respond to upwards of 80-100 reports of illegal fireworks and firework related concerns. These calls are important due to the inherent danger of all fireworks, but they also pull critical resources away from all other 911 calls for service in Albany. 

Fireworks can cause serious bodily injury and pose a significant risk to property. 

What can you do to stay safe and enjoy your holiday? 

1. DO NOT BUY ILLEGAL FIREWORKS. 

2. If your neighbor, family, or friend has purchased illegal fireworks request they DO 
NOT use them. 

3. Have a water hose ready for use and on. 

4. Light all fireworks on a concrete or gravel surface with a 10' clearance away from 
all vegetation and structures. 

5. Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show. 

6. Use a water bucket for all used fireworks and only after they are safe to handle. 

7. DO NOT allow children to light fireworks. 

8. Be considerate of your neighbors, pets, others near you when considering the timing 
of your fireworks.

Water & Boat Safety
Water & Boat Safety
Water and Boat Safety Day (Photo) - 06/19/18

July 7, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the third annual Water & Boat Safety Day is at Bowman Park.  Albany Fire Water Rescue Team will be providing proper life jacket fittings, submerged car water rescue demonstrations, and the Linn County Sheriff's Marine Patrol will be offering boat inspections.  AFD will also be giving boat rides for children under the age of 13.  

Food will be offered for monetary donations.  Donations will support the Albany Firefighters Community Assistance Life Vest program. We will also be raffling an overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge and an AFD engine ride to school.  For more information please contact Albany Fire at 541-917-7700.  

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