Many people enjoy picnics,
family, and fireworks on July 4. Fireworks are fun and beautiful, but they are
also dangerous if not handled properly. In the month of July, an average 280
people go to the emergency room each day due to firework related accidents.
Sparklers can burn at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is as hot as a blow
torch. The United States Fire Administration urges everyone to stay safe this
Independence Day, and to leave the fireworks to the professionals.
Here are some safety tips
for those who decide to legally purchase and use fireworks:
- Keep a bucket of water
or garden hose nearby.
- Never allow young
children to play with or light fireworks.
- Don’t stand over a
firework when lighting the fuse.
- Light fireworks one at a
- Do not try to relight a
firework that isn’t working properly.