Fireworks/ Pyrotechnics Safety

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With summer comes fireworks. The National Safety Council (NSC) advises that fireworks in public displays be conducted by professionals. According to the NSC, “In 2017, eight people died and over 12, 000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Of these, 50% of the injuries were to children and young adults under the age of 20.” It is also important to remember that fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year.

Here are some helpful tips from the National Safety Council to ensure a fun but safe time:

  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
  • Only use them away from people, houses, and flammable material
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Never light fireworks indoors
  • Keep water close

Sparklers could be because dangerous if not handled properly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “sparklers alone account for more than 25% of emergency room visits for fireworks injuries. For children under 5 years of age, sparklers accounted for nearly half of the total estimated injuries.”

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