According to the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office, fireworks caused 191 reported injuries in Kansas over a seasonal period that spanned the Fourth of July in 2010.* An increase of 19% in Kansas as compared to 2009.
|Fireworks devastated this Olathe home and caused nearly $600,000 in damages.|
In the United States in 2007, nine out of ten emergency room fireworks injuries involved fireworks that federal regulations permit consumers to use, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Sparklers, many times considered a safe holiday favorite, can burn as hot as volcano lava!!
Professional fireworks displays add enjoyment to many holidays. To keep you and your family safe this Fourth of July we recommend leaving fireworks to the professionals. Professionals take extensive safety precautions and follow many regulations when creating such spectacular displays.
(Courtesy of the Olathe Fire Department)