10 smart tips to ensure a festive and safe Independence Day celebration

10 smart tips to ensure a festive and safe Independence Day celebration

Most of us build our traditional Independence Day celebrations around food, family, and friends, not to mention plenty of bright and colorful fireworks. Unfortunately, fireworks can also cause injuries and damage property. As you prepare for your Fourth of July celebration, here are 10 essential things to keep in mind. Continue reading 10 smart tips to ensure a festive and safe Independence Day celebration

13 fireworks tips for a safe Independence Day

detail-of-american-flag-11279635008nzaNIndependence Day celebrations are built on traditions involving family, friends, parties — and fireworks. The College Station and Bryan Fire Departments encourage you to observe fireworks safety in Fourth of July activities.

Typically, more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day, and fireworks account for more than half of those blazes. In 2011, an estimated 17,800 reported fires were started by fireworks, resulting in scores of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage.

From 2007-2011, 91 percent of the  fires associated with fireworks occurred outside structures or vehicles. The largest number involved grass fires, brush fires, dumpster fires, and other trash, rubbish or waste fires.

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