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Posted on Monday, July 02, 2018
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

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According to the National Fire Protection Association:

 

 

Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damage.  

 

 In 2015, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,900 people for fireworks related injuries; 51% of those injuries were to the extremities and 41% were to the head. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for one-quarter (26%) of the estimated 2015 injuries.

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a community event where a team of professional pyrotechnicians put on a dazzling display in the night sky.

Safety should also be first, second and third…on you mind…now make sure that Safety is Fourth… on this Fourth of July… for yourself, your family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share to us by Scott G. Shimandle

 

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