Firework injuries are serious and can cause blindness, third-degree burns, and permanent scarring.
Since you probably don’t want to be one of the statistics, follow these rules to stay safe.
1. Don’t play with fireworks.
The best way to avoid getting injured is not to play with fireworks. There are many public firework displays that you can enjoy. Leave it to the professionals.
2. Don’t even play with firecrackers or other “small” fireworks.
Firecrackers, sparklers, and bottle rockets cause the most injuries. In fact, sparklers can reach a temperature of 1,800 degrees and account for most firework-related burns. Just because it’s small, doesn’t mean it’s safe.
3. Never let children near fireworks.
If you decide against rules 1 and 2, keep children (and pets!) away from fireworks. Keep a water hose nearby in case of fire.
Take fireworks seriously. Enjoy the July 4th holiday, but remember safety first.
Does your family buy fireworks this July 4th? What safety precautions will you take? I’d love to hear from you!
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