KBS starts with fireworks safety tour
The Fire Department Suriname (KBS) reportedly launched its Fireworks Safety Tour in the Wanica District on Wednesday. Firefighters walked and drove through the streets of the Wanica District to give people information about fireworks. The firefighters started with their rounds at 4 p.m. while being escorted by a sound car. The firefighters went door-to-door to hand out flyers and to have a serious talk with the children of the various neighborhoods. The KBS aims at visiting as many neighborhoods as possible. The KBS on Thursday started with its surveillance operation which is aimed at boosting fireworks safety. One fireworks victim was reported on Wednesday and the KBS wants to make sure that there are no more fireworks victims. But it does not have eyes and ears everywhere which is why it is urging everybody to notify the police or the Fire Department when they see somebody performing actions that pose a threat to the person himself/herself and others. The fireworks period started on December 27 and will end on January 2. Retailers are not allowed to sell fireworks and firecrackers to minors. They must also place the fireworks and firecrackers in a glass cabinet and they must also put up NO SMOKING signs. It is forbidden to sell fireworks near flammable substances. Irregularities can be reported to the police at 115 or to the Fire Department at 110.