Leave The Fireworks To The Professionals This July Fourth

On average, fireworks cause more than 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and nearly 17,000 outside and other fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Although using recreational fireworks can be seen as a fun activity around this time of year, safety is always the number one priority.

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The NFPA suggests not using consumer fireworks at all because of the dangers they pose. This includes sparklers, which can burn hot enough to cause third degree burns. The NFPA recommends that fireworks are best left to trained professionals.

For more fireworks safety tips, visit the National Fire Protection Association website.

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