Fireworks displays are among many long standing summer traditions enjoyed year after year all across the country. Unfortunately, many people are also injured year after year while setting off fireworks. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported over 8,600 emergency room visits in 2010 due to firework related injuries. 40% of estimated injuries occur in children under the age of 15.
Iowa Law for Public Safety
Lighting fireworks at home is illegal in many states. In Iowa, state law limits personal use of many fireworks. Visit the Iowa Department of Public Safety for the most up to date information regarding firework laws. It is important to remember that even legal firework displays are not completely safe and can cause injury.
Safety Tips Everyone Should Follow
Whether you are watching or participating in lighting fireworks it is important to proceed with caution. Follow these tips to make your experience as safe as possible.
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