Tips on Enjoying Fireworks Safely

Friday, July 1, 2016

 

The number of Americans planning to use backyard fireworks this holiday weekend is expected to hit an all-time high. In preparation for holiday celebrations, TV24 and Crazy Ken’s Fireworks encourage you to review all safety tips before purchasing and using fireworks. Every year, safety should be first priority as you plan your Fourth of July festivities. Crazy Ken’s owner Lamar Sims says, while fireworks are the most iconic and festive way to celebrate our country’s independence, there can be dangers if fireworks are used improperly. Sims says consumers should purchase fireworks from a reputable company or fireworks stand, check local and state laws for fireworks use in your city, and check all instructions on fireworks packaging before use. The National Council on Fireworks says the fireworks industry has made great progress in improving firework quality and reducing injuries; however, there is still work to be done as the vast majority of fireworks-related injuries in the U.S. each year result from the misuse of fireworks.

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