The Hawaiian Electric Companies urge fireworks safety during New Year celebrations

Release Date: 12/28/2017

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Honolulu, Dec. 28, 2017 - As tens of thousands of residents plan to ring in 2018 with fireworks, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii 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 our trouble line at:
    • Oahu 1-855-304-1212
    • Maui (808) 871-7777
    • Lanai or Molokai toll free at 1-877-871-8461
    • Hawaii Island (808) 969-6666