Every year, Americans celebrate the 4th of July with picnics, parades and fireworks. Safe Kids West Michigan reminds families that fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burns and injuries, as well as increased fire risks. This site has many resources to help ensure your summer celebrations create only happy memories.
240 people go to the Emergency Room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.
65% of all fireworks-related injuries occur in the month around July 4.
Illegal and homemade fireworks were involved in all 8 fireworks-related fatalities in 2013.