Fireworks Safety

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Fireworks during the 4th of July are as american as apple pie, but did you know that more than twice the number of fires are reported of fires are reported on that day than any other day of the year? Two out of five of these fires are caused by fireworks. The good news is you can enjoy your holiday fireworks, with just a few safety tips:

Proceed with caution!

  • Leave fireworks to the professionals. Do not use consumer fireworks.
  • The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.
  • After the fireworks display, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over. They may still be active.

Consumer Fireworks

include sparklers and firecrackers. The tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause third-degree burns.


  • Each 4th of July, thousands of people, often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. 
  • The risk of fireworks injury is highest for children ages 5-14.
  • More than 80% of emergency room fireworks injuries involve fireworks consumers are permitted to use.