South Florida Fire Safety, Having a Safe Fourth of July with Fireworks

It is no secret that fireworks are dangerous. They are explosives that the government allows everyday people to play with, without supervision. The Alliance to Stop Consumer fireworks is a group that is led by the National Fire Protection Association that urges people to avoid the use of consumer fireworks, and leave it to the professionals. Fireworks can be a beautiful thing, but taking out an eyeball, or ruining your home just might not be worth it.

Fireworks cause between 1,000 and 2,000 structural fires a year, and cause between $30 and $40 million in damage a year. More fires are reported on the Fourth of July than any other day in the year. These are just some of the facts about the damage that fireworks can have on your home, and that is just the beginning. There are all kinds of laws that prevent the use of fireworks within city limits, or on certain days of the year, or when conditions are especially dry. All of these laws are put into place to keep people safe, but many people like to take things into their own hands. There are countless injuries from firework use, and five people die on average per year in deaths directly related to fireworks.

Countless homes are burned to the ground annually because of a simple mistake. Not to mention the damage that could happen to an apartment building. All it takes is one slip of the hand and you could potentially burn down and entire building costing someone thousands of dollars to fix it. Is ruining someone’s, or maybe even your own, house and burning all of their belongings worth shooting off fireworks?

Safety facts about fireworks are not hard to find, but many people seem to ignore them. Here are some of the basics that everyone should keep in mind. This is one of those situations where it is much better to be safe than sorry. Always remember that children should never be left unattended with fireworks. Light fireworks outdoors, in a clear area to minimize the risk of damaging property, and people. And always use common sense. Aiming a firework at someone never has been, and never will be a good idea.

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