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Fireworks injuries remain common, despite simple safety rules

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Around 10,000 fireworks injuries occur each year. One in every eight (12.4%) fireworks injuries result in a hospitalization; 58% of all fireworks injuries each year occur the week of Independence Day.

Here’s how to stay safe:

• Use sparklers and other novelties on a flat, hard surface. Don’t light them on grass.

• Use sparklers in an open area. Keep children and pets at least 30 feet away.

• Light only one item at a time. Keep a fire extinguisher or water hose on hand.

• Drop used sparklers in a bucket of water. Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.

– Staff Report, Extensive Enterprises Media

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