Please Celebrate Safely Around Fireworks This Independence Day!

Tim Teller, MDSafety, Summer

Fireworks and sparklers cause 1000s of injuries to children and teens every year in the United States. Small bottle rockets and sparklers cause many injuries despite their small size.

Please follow local laws. Do not allow children to play with or light fireworks and sparklers. Older teens using fireworks should be supervised by adults and practice good safety guidelines (keep water on hand, wear eye and ear protection, and use long match stickers or lighters).

Community fireworks, run by the professionals, are the safest way to enjoy fireworks.

Includes information from the Ohio AAP.