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Fireworks Safety Can Prevent Injury and Fire Damage

6/23/2018 (Permalink)

Small debris from fireworks can cause large fires like this one.

It's fireworks season!

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of 18,500 fires are started every year by fireworks.  This includes 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires.  These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and $43 million in direct property damage.

One may think that sparklers are the safe way to go, but they account for about a fourth of emergency room visits due to fireworks injuries.

Stay safe this summer by paying close attention to children at fireworks events and check out these additional fireworks safety tips from the National Safety Council Nebraska 

If your Omaha-area home or business needs fire damage cleanup, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355; we are always here to help.

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