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Fireworks Safety

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Families are preparing for the new year. Many will use fireworks during their celebrations, but Kidd Safety wants everyone to be safe!

Did you know that fireworks are dangerous, and can cause serious burn and eye injuries? Each year, over 8000 people are injured using fireworks.

How much do you know about fireworks? Take our quiz (each answer is either true or false):

Children should never play with or light fireworks.

Adults should always keep a bucket of water handy in case of a malfunction or fire.

Adults should read and follow all warnings and instructions before using fireworks.

Adults should be sure that other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.

Sparklers burn at such high temperatures that they burn clothing.

A 7-year-old boy lost half of his left hand, including his fingers when he lit an M-80 he found hidden in a family bedroom.

An 8-year-old girl received second and third degree burns to her leg when a spark from a sparkler she was holding ignited her dress.

All of the above are True.

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