The Missouri Department of Conservation wants to remind listeners of an important law over Independence day weekend. Francis Skalicky is a Media Specialist with the Department of Conservation, and tells Regional Radio News why shooting off fireworks on conservation land is both dangerous and illegal.

Skalicky also reminds individuals that fire safety is still important, even after you believe the fire is put out.

For more firework and 4th of July safety tips, you can visit the department’s website at