Independence Day is synonymous with fireworks and celebrating. They are a fun way to commemorate the holiday and enjoy a bit of excitement. Though awe-inspiring, fireworks can also be dangerous if not handled properly. It is important to use caution while enjoying this festivity.
Take the most commonly believed “safe firework” for kids and adults: sparklers! Did you know that sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees? This is hot enough to melt some metals! In recent years, over 12,000 people were injured in fireworks related events. Of that number, nearly half were injuries to children and young adults.
Fort Bend County Emergency Services District 7 (FBCESD 7) wants our neighbors to be able to enjoy this holiday weekend safely. It is possible to enjoy fireworks while still being safe, just remember to steer clear of short fuses and suspicious packaging.
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC):
FBCESD 7 and Fresno Fire Department hopes that you and your family have safe holiday weekend. If you have any further questions, please check out the Fort Bend County Fire Marshall Website.
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