Risk of Injury
Thousands of people are injured every year by sparklers and firecrackers, which many people would consider nearly harmless.
Risk of Fire
Fireworks cause significant property loss and damage. Every year, fireworks cause approximately 18,500 fires. More fires are reported on July 4 than any other day of the year.
Noises can affect people and pets
Most people know to expect the sound of fireworks going off this time of the year. But for households with babies, children with special needs, pets, and even military veterans, this is no easy task. They can become frightened, anxious and sleepless.
All of the major safety organizations agree
If you’re looking for fireworks safety tips from the CPSC, NFPA, the American Red Cross, or the National Safety Council (NSC) the first thing you’ll find is the overwhelming recommendation not to use fireworks at home. Let’s leave the fireworks to the professionals!