Irving, TX (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
Bright, colorful fireworks displays are a staple at many traditional Fourth of July gatherings and are a wonderful addition to the festive celebration. Year after year, consumers are warned about employing proper safety precautions with fireworks and many do, resulting in a fun day with many happy memories.
Without proper safety precautions, however, Independence Day celebrations can end in disaster. In 2011, fireworks caused four deaths, 9,600 injuries, nearly 17,800 reported fires and $32 million in property damage.
Consumers should contact local authorities to find out if fireworks are legal or restricted in their areas before purchasing or using fireworks. Discharging fireworks illegally can result in substantial fines.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a show conducted by trained professionals. Attendees should sit a safe distance away from the firing area to avoid injuries from falling debris. After the show, adults should keep a close eye on children to ensure they do not pick up fireworks that may be left over, which may still be active and can cause serious injury.
Make sure your Independence Day celebration includes freedom from injury by making safety a top priority. For more tips on staying safe this summer, please visit http://www.Alarm.org.
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