Fireworks are often used when celebrating a special event or national holidays. Unfortunately, fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year. Fireworks can be very dangerous in the hands of consumers and to that, everyone is encouraged to view fireworks by attending a professional show.

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Additional Tips


  • More than 19,500 reported fires are started by fireworks annually
  • Burns account for 44% of the 9,000+ injuries treated in emergency rooms seen in the month around July 4th
  • Children ages 10-14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than one-third (36%) of the victims of fireworks injuries under the age of 15
  • Sparklers account for roughly 25% of emergency room fireworks injuries
  • Sparklers can burn up to 1,800 degrees – Aluminum melts at 1,200 degrees


  • Keep your pet safely away from fireworks – Pets are more sensative to loud noises, flashing lights, and strong smells. On days people are likely to set off fireworks, it’s best to leave your pets safely indoors, preferably with a radio or TV turned on to soften jarring noices. If you’re unable to leave your pet unattended at home, keep them leashed and under your direct control at all times.
  • If your pet is scared by fireworks, as a veterinarian for help – There are medications and techniques that might help alleviate your pet’s fear and anxiety. 
  • Safeguard your pet with a collar and ID tag – All pets, even those kept indoors full-time, should always wear collars with ID tags. Indoor-only pets can become so frightened during fireworks displays that they may take desperate measures to escape the noise, including breaking through windows or door screens. 

Celebrate with Fireworks-Alternatives

  • Use glow sticks. They are fun for all ages, glow in the dark, and are a safe alternative
  • Use noise makers to celebrate