The fireworks stands are now up around the area, and that has local law enforcement and fire agencies sending out the reminders about what you need to do to be safe and legal with your pyrotechnics. First, be sure to purchase your fireworks from a legal vendor. The possession and use of illegal fireworks are misdemeanors, punishable by fines of up to one thousand dollars. The fine is up to $150 for the discharge illegal fireworks, up to $250 for the use of fireworks in a manner that presents a danger to life or property, and there’s a fine of up to $1,000 for putting on a public display with illegal or unauthorized fireworks. You also need to observe the hours for using fireworks; in this area, the allowed hours are from noon to 11 pm today, and from 9 am to 11 pm tomorrow through Saturday. On July 4th, the hours are 9 am to midnight, and on Monday, the 5th, fireworks are legal from 9 am to 11 pm. Fire officials are also reminding us about the “Three B’s” when using fireworks. One: Be Prepared-before you light fireworks by making sure your lighting area is open, and that you have measures available to deal with stray sparks. Two: Be Safe-by making sure that adults are lighting the fireworks, and that you’re in an area where people, pets and property won’t be in danger. Three: Be Responsible-make sure to clean up your debris after the show. Your local fire agency has more information.