Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety

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Fireworks Safety

National Safety Council, Nebraska works each year to educate the community on the dangers associated with fireworks. 

The safest policy is to leave the fireworks shows to the professionals. However, those wishing to light fireworks need to follow Nebraska law and city ordinances. Additionally, safety measures should be taken to reduce the risk of injuries.

Fireworks by the numbers

  • Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damage.  
  • In 2015, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,900 people for fireworks related injuries; 51% of those injuries were to the extremities and 41% were to the head. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for one-quarter (26%) of the estimated 2015 injuries. These injury estimates were obtained or derived from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2015 Fireworks Annual Report by Yongling Tu. 

Source: NFPA’s Research, Data & Analytics Division   Click Here for More Information from NFPA 

Fireworks Injuries

More information and firework safety videos:

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Fireworks/

American Pyrotechnics Safety and Education Foundation

http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/wildfire-and-seasonal-fires/fireworks

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