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July 4th Fireworks Safety

For many Americans, Indpendence Day is a time to celebrate our country by spending time with our families.  However, sometimes, those celebrations can result in tragedy.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fireworks cause an estimated 30,100 fires annually. In addition, the United States Fire Academy (USFA) estimates nearly 10,000 people are injured by fireworks each year.

Please review the following materials to ensure your July 4th celebrations are done as safely as possible.

USFA:  Focus on Firework Safety
USFA:  2007 Fireworks Annual Report (.pdf)
USFA:  Topical Fire Report Series: The Dangers of Fireworks

Links of Interest:

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission: Fireworks Fact Sheet
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: Fireworks-Related Injuries
  • National Fire Protection Association: Fireworks