Fireworks safety tips for the whole family

Holiday tradition can be dampened by avoidable injuries during the Fourth of July.
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 5:17 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The Fourth of July is always accompanied by firework displays to light up the night sky, but the holiday tradition can be dampened by avoidable injuries.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 74% of injuries caused by fireworks in 2021 happened in the weeks before and after the Fourth of July.

Some important tips to remember when lighting fireworks this weekend are:

  • Have a good water source nearby in case of fire.
  • Always wet down all fireworks after shooting them.
  • Make sure that fireworks are thoroughly put out.
  • Never lean over a lit firework.
  • Quickly back away once fireworks have been lit.

In the event of an emergency dial 9-1-1, and for additional information click HERE.

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