Fireworks Safety
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Fireworks Safety

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On average, 180 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries during the weeks before and after the July 4th holiday.

Fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths by following a few common-sense guidelines.

Here are some safety tips to follow when using fireworks:

  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
  • Always have a sober adult supervise fireworks activities.
  • Young children can suffer injuries even from sparklers, which burn at temperatures of almost 2,000 degrees, hot enough to melt some metals.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • After fireworks complete their burning, pour plenty of water on them before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.

And always remember to have fun, safely.

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SOURCE: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

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