The U.S. Fire Administration has a timely and helpful webpage on Fireworks Safety.
Every year in the United States, we celebrate the Fourth of July with community parades, picnics, barbecues, and fireworks – the things of which happy memories are made. But sadly, Independence Day also includes tragic events resulting from fireworks use. The safest way to enjoy them is through public displays conducted by professional pyrotechnicians hired by communities.
In 2010, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 8,600 people for fireworks-related injuries. 73 percent of these injuries occurred between June 18 – July 18.
For more statistics, tips, and safety information regarding fireworks, please visit Focus on Fire Safety: Fireworks.