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Fireworks Safety

More than 3,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room each year in the United States because of fireworks.

  1. Attend public fireworks displays. Leave lighting fireworks to the professionals and watch from a safe distance away.
  2. Give children glowsticks instead of sparklers. Sparklers can heat up to more than 1,200 degrees and are dangerous for young children.
  3. Keep fireworks away from children. Make sure children stay a safe distance away from lit fireworks.