We here at the Dwyer & Michaels Morning Show believe in two things when it comes to fireworks; there's no better way to celebrate your country's birth than blowing up a small piece of it, and safety being the number one priority.

That's why we're pairing up with the Davenport Fire Department for a LIVE demonstration on how to have fun with fireworks in a safe way. We'll be live on Facebook at 9AM to show what they recommend.

Obviously, that doesn't mean we didn't send Hairball out to get the biggest raw turkey he could find.

Davenport Fire Department would like to remind everyone of some safe practices, like buying consumer fireworks legally.  That means the fireworks you have display the certificate and aren't some thing your uncle pulled out of the back of his garage. Also, buy your fireworks from an approved tent or store... They'll have a printed certificate on display or that they're able to show you.

A few other safe practices they recommend:

  • Never let children play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Have a garden hose or bucket of water available in case of a firework not igniting.
  • Alcohol and fireworks don't mix. Lead by example and always have a sober, responsible adult in charge.
  • Know the proper dates and times to discharge fireworks in your neighborhood.
  • Only buy fireworks from legal, approved dealers.
  • Aim fireworks away from flammable material and people; don't use them inside.
  • Never extend body parts over the device.
  • Never relight a 'dud' firework.
  • Don't light off fireworks on public property, like schools, parks or streets.

We'll be live on Facebook at 9AM with the Davenport Fire Department, which you can watch here, or on our Facebook Page.

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Craft Breweries in the Quad Cities Area

We're very lucky to live in an area with such an amazing, thriving "craft beer scene". You'll be able to find everything you could want.

Not sure what you want? That's ok. The bartenders at these establishments are very well versed and can guide you through a wonderland of Ales and Lagers.

From "coffee infused" to "riff infused".

From "pale ales" to "peanut butter porters".

Fruity, Sour, Hoppy, Malty, Crisp, Crushable beers in all shapes and sizes.

Crowlers, Growlers, Cans & Kegs...the Quad Cities Craft Beer scene has it all.

And of course...a great beer isn't complete unless it's paired with some amazing food. Whether it's made in the breweries kitchen or in the food truck in the parking lot...brewers know that people love food with their beer. 

Take a look at the 19 Quad Cities Area craft breweries!