Safe Celebration: A surprising number of people are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to fireworks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists an estimated 7,000 reported injuries in 2008.
Safe Celebration: Read and follow all firework warnings and instructions.
Safe Celebration: Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface safely away from people and any flammable items.
Safe Celebration: When lighting fireworks, be aware of any brush or dry grass that may ignite from sparks.
Safe Celebration: Whether you have your own fireworks show or watch a professional display, enjoy the holiday.