Posted on 6/29/2015 7:00 AM By Keith Savino
Each summer, in the weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, nightly news reports will inevitably show enthusiastic firecracker fans accidentally blowing off fingers and toes because they take it upon themselves to entertain family and friends with fireworks. Accompanying the reports are usually statistics of emergency room visits, severe burns and even deaths.
The State of New York, recently legalized the sale of “small fireworks or sparkling devices” in some of the counties north of New York City in the weeks leading up to July 4th. (Fireworks are still illegal in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut). Time will tell if this new legislation will lead to a huge spike in the statistics. I have included a list of safety tips, below, so that you do not become an “emergency room” patient.
One of the statistics that is almost never reported on the news is rather amazing. Independence Day is typically the busiest day of the year for fires, and approximately 20,000 f ...