Safety recommendations from Hon. Nancy Harvey Steorts, Former Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, author, Your Home Safe Home, Safe Living in a Dangerous World, and Safety and You.
Fireworks, family, celebration, and recreation are the things that we all enjoy about the Fourth of July. Nothing is like going to the park with thousands of other people and watching a fireworks display, or having a backyard barbecue with your family and friends. It is a great day of relaxation, backyard barbecues, magnificent fireworks displays, and catching up with all the family members. One of the unfortunate characteristics of this day is that injuries also occur. Fireworks, heat, and recreational activities cause most of the injuries suffered on Independence Day.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 70-75% of fireworks injuries occur during a 30 day period (June 23-July 23). One peak day in Independence Day and another in New Year's Eve.45% of fireworks injuries are to children under the age of 15. Males are three times more likely than females to be injured. (U.S. Fire Administration)
Above recommendations are from Hon. Nancy Harvey Steorts, National Safety Expert and former Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Author, "Your Home Safe Home', "Safe Living in a Dangerous World", and" "Safety and You".