This article, entitled "Top Holiday Safety Tips for Celebrating Independence Day," is presented by The Home Safety Guru’s Definitive Guide On How To Childproof Your Home, Louie Delaware, The Home Safety Guru.
Although fireworks appear fun and entertaining, every year there are over 10,000 people who are injured due to fireworks and sparklers. And unfortunately, the majority of these injuries happen to children 14 years old or less. Sparklers, fountains, and novelties alone accounted for over 50% of the emergency room firework injuries in children 5 years old or younger.
Further, fireworks every year start over started an estimated 1,600 structure fires and 600 vehicle fires. For example, on Independence Day in a typical year, more fires are reported than on any other day, and fireworks account for half of those fires, more than any other cause of fires.
So with this in mind, if you are going to be using fireworks or sparklers with young children, use the following safety tips:
Make certain that you or someone else does not become a statistic. It is better to be safe than to regret someone getting injured or starting a fire. The best thing to do is to leave the fireworks to the professionals.
Louie Delaware, The Home Safety Guru® is a Licensed General Contractor, an Advanced Certified Professional Childproofer®, a Certified Aging In Place Specialist®, Certified Radon Mitigator along with other safety certifications. Louie’s book, The Home Safety Guru’s Definitive Guide On How To Childproof Your Home is available at Amazon in Kindle and print versions at www.HowToChildproofYourHome.com. For more information about Louie Delaware, go to his web site, www.TheHomeSafetyGuru.com.