Fire Chief Brian L. Cummings wants you and your family to have a fun and safe 4th of July. The best way to do that is to be prepared and know your local laws.
Here are four statistics to contemplate...
- Almost half of all people injured were children under the age of 15.
- According to the United States eye registry, more bystanders are injured by fireworks than by the people who set them off.
- Sparklers can heat up to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit (that is hot enough to melt gold).
- The highest numbers of injuries are firecrackers (26%), rockets (21%), and sparklers (11%).
We need your help:
- If you see a fire, call 9-1-1.
- Remind others to never experiment with or make their own fireworks.
- Never let anyone touch or pick up a dud firecracker that is lying on the ground.
"Prevent a nightmare on the 4th of July. Stay away from playing with fireworks, and play it safe by attending a public fireworks display." - Fire Chief Brian L. Cummings
FOR A LIST OF FIREWORKS SHOWS IN THE GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA:
safejuly4th.org or (888) 654-FIRE
Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department