Fire marshal issues safety tips Fireworks go on sale this Friday in South Dakota, and the state fire marshal wants to remind people to be safe when using them. â�?�?I certainly want people to enjoy the holiday. However, itâ�?�?s important for people to remember that fireworks are explosives.�? Safety precautions are a must,â�? said Al Christie, South Dakota Fire Marshal. Christie recommends that anyone using fireworks: Read and follow all firecracker warnings and instructions. Only light fireworks on smooth flat surfaces, away from homes and flammable materials. Donâ�?�?t light fireworks near dry grass or leaves. Keep a bucket of water nearby in case of a fire. Observe local fireworks ordinances and regulations. â�?�?Kids, especially, get very excited about fireworks. Itâ�?�?s important for parents to provide a supervisory role and set a good example when using fireworks,â�? Christie said. Fireworks can be sold in South Dakota from Friday, June 27, until Saturday, July 5. During that time, the State Fire Marshalâ�?�?s Office will inspect fireworks stands to make sure they are licensed and in compliance with state law.