Monday, July 01, 2013
Staying Safe During the 4th of July: Fireworks Safety Information & Startling Stats
Every 4th of July, millions of Americans enjoy the countless fireworks displays that light up the night skies across the country. Unfortunately, there are also thousands of people who end up getting hospitalized each July due to firework-related injuries, ranging from minor burns to dismemberment, and even death. Here in New York, it is illegal to shoot off fireworks without a permit - in major part due to the serious safety issues involved with properly lighting fireworks. With dozens of professional displays happening across Long Island on Independence Day, it simply isn't worth the risk if you're not a professional.
We've got the scoop on some of the startling statistics about fireworks, and info on how you can stay safe this summer, and enjoy some great, professional displays right here on Long Island.