Fireworks Safety

Why You Should Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

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!

Are sparklers really safe? The answer is NO!

Each year, in the United States, more than 3,500 children and adults receive injuries from sparklers. Most people do not realize that the tip of sparkler can burn up to as high as 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is hot enough to warp, melt and sag steel. The sparks can cause burns and eye injuries. Touching a lit sparkler to skin can result in a very serious burn. They can also catch clothing on fire. Many adults place a sparkler in the hands of a child, unaware of these dangers. 

Children are at special risk of injury from fireworks, and account for more than a third of emergency room visits for fireworks-related injuries. Children between the ages of 5 and 9 are more than twice as likely as people in other age groups to be injured by fireworks.

Let’s keep them out of the hands of children!

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