Fireworks Statistics To Keep In Mind For July 4th
It's hard to image 4th of July without fireworks, even though it's often advisable to leave the breathtaking displays to the professionals. Some fireworks are legal to set it off yourself, and you have to remember that they are still dangerous.
Just look at this these shocking statistics from the National Safety Council. In 2017, eight people died to fireworks-related incidents. More than 12,000 people were severely injured, requiring immediate medical care. 50% of these injuries were children or young adults under the age of 20.
36% of them happened to children under the age of 15, and more than two-thirds of these incidents occurred around July 4th, between mid-June and mid-July. Most fireworks injuries happen to the hands, followed by the eyes and the face. And, yes, many incidents involved illegal, homemade, or professional-grade fireworks.
Firework-related injuries happen a lot more often than you'd think. It's important to keep safety in mind when celebrating Independence Day this year. However, there were an estimated 1,200 injuries due to small firecrackers, and even sparklers, which accounted for 14% of the estimated injuries.
Sparklers burn at temperatures of up to 2000 degrees and can cause severe burns. According to the National Fire Protection Association, sparklers are responsible for more than 25% of fireworks injuries that result in emergency room visits.
Worse, they accounted for nearly half of those injuries caused to children under five years of age. fireworks also cause an average of 18,500 fires every year. However, if fireworks are legal where you live, and you are determined to use them, please to follow all of the important safety precautions.
So it is fundamental that on the off chance that you intend to utilize fireworks, you experience a progression of arrangements to guarantee legitimate security. Pick a starting site cautiously, and use critical alert when setting off the firecrackers. Remembering these fundamental advances can keep you, and your onlookers all-around ensured during the firecrackers show.
Make sure you protect your eyes and ears, and get some safety glasses and earplugs and also dress appropriately. Don't wear clothes that can easily catch on fire. And last but most important that you have to remember is always to use legal fireworks. Class C rating fireworks are fireworks which are legal and safe to use. Stay away fro fireworks that are named M-80, M-100, or quarter sticks. Hope you've learned your lesson from this video!