Did You Know...

  • In 2019, 149 people went to the emergency room for firework-related injuries in North Carolina. 
  • More than 9,000 people nationwide, were treated for firework-related injuries with 62 percent of them occurring during the month surrounding the 4th of July.
  • Children under 5 years of age accounted for more than half of the total estimated injuries.
  • Handheld sparklers can burn at a temperature of 1,200 to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • More than 19,500 reported fires are started by fireworks annually.
  • Half of firework-related injuries seen at emergency rooms, were extremities: hand, finger, or leg.

Top Safety Tips

  • Leave fireworks to the professionals.
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This page was last modified on 11/29/2021