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Firework Safety for Kids

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Firework Safety for Kids

Source: Fireworks Safety | Safe Kids Worldwide

Fireworks are a fun way to make any celebration a spectacular event. But fireworks are unsafe for children and can cause serious harm, including devastating burns and other injuries. More than 3,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room each year in the United States because of fireworks. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend public fireworks displays organized by trained professionals. Here are a few tips to stay safe around fireworks.

  • Attend available public fireworks displays. Leave lighting fireworks to the professionals.

  • Give children glow sticks instead of sparklers. Sparklers can heat up to more than 1,200 degrees and are dangerous for young children.

  • Keep fireworks away from children. Make sure children stay a safe distance away from a lit firework.

If you have questions about firework safety and how to keep your little ones involved, contact our experts at Campbell County Health Pediatrics and Kid Clinic.

Kid Clinic: 307-688-8700

Pediatrics: 307-688-3636