Fireworks Injuries and Burns - July 4 Fireworks Safety First
Were you or your child injured by fireworks? Chances are you're not alone. Did you know that 11,400 people were injured in 2013 by legal and illegal Fireworks? In the U.S., from June to July each year, 200 people per day go to the ER with injuries related to fireworks.
If you or someone you love have been a victim of injuries from fireworks, you know that your life can change in the blink of an eye. What started out as a day for celebration turned into one filled with fear and injury. Maybe you had to deal with burns or scars. You may have even had an accident with fireworks that caused a house fire.
Here are a few tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this July 4 holiday weekend:
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
- Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
- Adults should always supervise fireworks activities.
- Do not buy fireworks that come in brown paper packaging, because these types of fireworks are often made for professional use and could pose a serious risk to consumers.
- More children under five are injured by sparklers than by any other type of fireworks. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.
- Never have any portion of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.
- Move back a safe distance immediately after lighting.
- Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully functioned.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other accident.
For more information on firework safety tips, check out our Fireworks Safety infographic.
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