Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, but did you know that two out of five fires reported on that day are started by fireworks, more than for any other cause? The good news is you can enjoy your holiday and the fireworks, with
After the firework display, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over,
they may still be active.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.
If you allow children to play with sparklers, have them wear eye protection because the tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause third-degree burns.
The risk of fireworks injury is highest for children ages 5-19 and adults 25-44.
Nearly 90% of emergency room fireworks injuries involves fireworks consumers are permitted to use.
Each July Fourth, thousands of people, often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks.