Magical is the best word to describe fireworks. They float through the dark sky and burst into technicolor, radiating a feeling of warmth and wonder. They are a tradition on holidays like July 4th because it brings people together as they celebrate. However, the dangers that accompany these magical spectacles are harming more children than we realize.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that on average, 240 people go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal would like to remind families to take caution during Fireworks Safety Month (July) as well as year-round with these safety tips.
Leave fireworks to professionals:
Be extra careful with sparklers:
Take necessary precautions:
Be prepared for an accident or injury:
About McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal
McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. McLeod Safe Kids is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. McLeod Safe Kids, led by McLeod Health, was founded in 1994 and is funded in part by the McLeod Health Foundation. If you would like more information about safety topics, call (843) 777-5021 or visit McLeodSafeKids.org.