Fireworks Safety

You’ve got the burgers, you've got the apple pie, and you've got the sparklers. But, do you have a plan if your Fourth of July suddenly goes up in smoke?

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fireworks cause almost 18,500 fires a year! Generally seen as kid friendly, sparklers can be even more dangerous by causing third degree burns. Sparkler accidents account for roughly a quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.

Don’t let a burn spoil your July 4th fun. Following some simple guidelines can help keep you and your family protected - with all 10 fingers intact come July 5!

·      Leave fireworks shows to the professionals;

·      Supervise children near fireworks and sparklers;

·      Do not try to relight a firework that was a dud;

·      Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.

If you run into any trouble during the holiday week don’t hesitate to call Breen Goril Law. Our office is closed on Wednesday, July 4, but will reopen on Thursday, July 5.

 Graphic Courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association. Information sourced from CPSC and NFPA's "Fireworks Report."

Graphic Courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association. Information sourced from CPSC and NFPA's "Fireworks Report."

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