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Recommended Fireworks Safety Tips

© The National Council on Fireworks Safety, Inc. 

Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.

Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.

A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.  Never give fireworks to children.

Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.  Save your alcohol for after the show.

Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.

Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.

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Eye Injuries From Fireworks in U.S. Have Nearly Doubled

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As communities across America enjoy fireworks this July Fourth, folks should keep eye safety in mind. The number of eye injuries caused by fireworks nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is urging Americans to take proper safety precautions this holiday.

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Woman’s Vision Saved After Devastating Fireworks Injury

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Think only those who play carelessly with fireworks get injured? Meet Stacy Young. She was sitting more than 100 yards away from a firework display when she was struck in the head. Her skull was fractured in five places, she lost an eye, half her face was burned black, her hair, gone.

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Lakewood’s 4th Of July Fireworks 2020 Canceled

Consider Other Celebrations to Avoid At-home Fireworks

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July 4 events across the country will not look the same this year thanks to the coronavirus. Many cities and towns have been forced to cancel the annual Fourth of July events, including the popular annual Big Boom Bash at Jeffco Stadium. Although Lakewood's fireworks have been canceled, there are some other fun ways to celebrate safely in Denver's metro area.

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