With the Fourth of July holiday this week, many Ohioans and Michiganders are purchasing and planning to create their own firework displays in celebration.
Fireworks become a fascination for people during this holiday season, but they are often unaware just how dangerous the pyrotechnics can be.
Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn both users and bystanders.
In 2011, an estimated 9,600 people were treated in U.S. emergency departments for fireworks injuries.
The National Council on Fireworks Safety (www.fireworkssafety.org) offers these safety tips to help avoid serious injuries and costly property damage
The best way to prevent injuries from fireworks is to only attend outdoor displays put on by qualified experts.
Amanda St. Hilaire joins the Toledo Fire Department to demonstrates the dangers home firework displays present and show ways to stay safe for anyone who does choose to create their own light show, as seen on ‘Your Morning,' starting at 5:30 a.m.
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