News

HECO Offers Fireworks Safety Tips

December 31, 2017, 10:15 AM HST
* Updated December 28, 10:38 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

The Hawaiian Electric Companies urge fireworks safety during New Year celebrations.

As tens of thousands of residents plan to ring in 2018 with fireworks, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light would like to urge caution and offer these safety tips:

  • Carefully set up and use fireworks in an area clear of overhead power lines.
  • Do not string fireworks on utility poles.
  • Ensure a 10-foot clearance from power lines when using ladders or other tools to string
    fireworks.
  • If an object should become tangled in an overhead power line, don’t try to free it. Call the HECO trouble line.

TROUBLE LINE NUMBERS

Hawaiʻi Island: (808) 969-6666
Maui: (808) 871-7777
Lānaʻi or Molokaʻi: toll free at 1-877-871-8461
O‘ahu: 1-855-304-1212

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.