(Community Matters 38) BC Fire Chief Urges Caution with Fireworks

First Aired July 1, 2023

Battle Creek Fire Chief Bill Beaty visits Community Matters to urge Battle Creek-area residents to use caution when using fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. He says so for personal safety, but as well, because of the excessively dry ground.

A burn ban in effect this summer was lifted in Battle Creek just before the Independence Day holiday weekend, but Beaty indicates the ground is still somewhat dry and prone to easier ignitions from things like fireworks.

Episode Resources

Battle Creek Fire Department website


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and produced by Livemic Communications.