Firework Safety Tips For Children

Firework Safety Tips For Children
Over the years, I have represented many families throughout Florida who have suffered burn injuries related to fireworks. While fireworks are beautiful to watch, they are extremely dangerous. According to the National Fire Protection Association, approximately 9,200 people are treated annually for injures caused by fireworks. Sadly, children under the age of 15 account for 1/3 of these injuries.
Over the years, I have represented many families throughout Florida who have suffered burn injuries related to fireworks. While fireworks are beautiful to watch, they are extremely dangerous. According to the National Fire Protection Association, approximately 9,200 people are treated annually for injures caused by fireworks. Sadly, children under the age of 15 account for 1/3 of these injuries.

Many of these injuries can be avoided by following some basic safety tips.

• Never allow a child to handle fireworks, even sparklers. Many people are unaware that the tip of a sparkler burns at 1200 degrees which is hot enough to cause 3rd degree burns.

• Never allow your child to play in the path of a firework. Children should be kept at a safe distance; at least 500 feet away.

Wishing you and your family a safe 4th of July. Please watch this video.