Safe Celebration: A surprising number of people are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to fireworks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists an estimated 7,000 reported injuries in 2008.
Safe Celebration Tip 1: Read and follow all firework warnings and instructions.
Safe Celebration Tip 2: Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface safely away from people and any flammable items.
Safe Celebration Tip 3: When lighting fireworks, be aware of any brush or dry grass that may ignite from sparks.
Safe Celebration Tip 4: Whether you have your own fireworks show or watch a professional display, enjoy the holiday.