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Fireworks Safety Tips

On the fourth of July, we celebrate our independence with family, food, and fireworks. Please enjoy the holiday safely this year by following these tips from the National Council on Firework Safety.

In 2015, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,900 people for fireworks related injuries; 51% of those injuries were to the extremities and 41% were to the head. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for one-quarter (26%) of the estimated 2015 injuries. (Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2015 Fireworks Annual Report by Yongling Tu.)

On the fourth of July, we celebrate our independence with family, food, and fireworks. Please enjoy the holiday safely this year by following these tips from the National Council on Firework Safety:

-Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

-Never allow young children to handle fireworks.

-Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear.

-Never light them indoors.

-Only use them away from people, houses, cars, and flammable material.

-Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting.

-Never ignite devices in a container.

-Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.

-Soak unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.

-Keep a bucket of water or water hose nearby to fully extinguish fireworks.

-Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.

-Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.

-Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.

-Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.

We want to wish everyone a safe and fun holiday! We are here when you need us!

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