Fireworks Safety

The majority of fireworks related injuries are treated and released from the ER.  Burns are the most common injury to all parts of the body, except the eyes (where contusions, lacerations, and foreign bodies in the eyes occurred more frequently).  The parts of the body most often injured by fireworks are hands and fingers (46 percent); eyes (17 percent); head, face, and ears (17 percent); and legs (11 percent).

  • Professional Fireworks
      Firework Safety 
       
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      Stick To The Professionals - The best way to enjoy fireworks is to visit public fireworks displays, hosted by professionals who know how to safely handle fireworks.

      Supervision - Closely supervise children around fireworks at all times.

      Keep Children Away - Do not give children sparklers or allow them to pick up fireworks.

  • Fireworks Alternatives

      It is important to remember that the use of explosive consumer fireworks is illegal in Georgia. To ensure you and your family have an enjoyable summer, here are some safe alternatives:

      -Glow sticks or glow necklaces
      -Noise makers
      -Bubbles
      -Paint or draw your own fireworks
      -Decorate foods with patriotic designs

      Source: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Safe Kids Georgia.

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