July 01, 2015
Fourth of July weekend is almost here! Most of us celebrate this occasion with friends or family by means of food and gatherings. And what Independence Day would be complete without fireworks! With it though, also comes the importance of being safe and away from active fireworks...because what may seem harmless can actually be fatal.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 11 consumers were killed due to fireworks in 2014 (up from 8% in 2013), and more than 10,000 were injured. "Harmless" sparklers accounted for more than 23% of all estimated fireworks injuries.
Here are some tips to help you prevent become a firework injury statistic:
Here is a fact sheet from NFPA:
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