Saturday June 23, 2018
Wilkins Township VFC #3
Fireworks Safety Print

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Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks displays. But along with all the festivities are plenty of visits to emergency rooms – especially during July.

In 2016, at least four people died and about 11,100 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. And while the majority of these incidents were due to amateurs attempting to use professional-grade, homemade or other fireworks or explosives, thousands were from less powerful devices like small firecrackers and sparklers. Sparklers, which are often thought of as harmless enough for children to hold, burn at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and can cause significant injuries.

More fires are reported on July 4th than any other day of the year. On a typical Fourth of July, fireworks account for two out of five of all reported fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Each year, fireworks cause on average 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and nearly 17,000 other fires resulting in thousands of injuries.

The National Safety Council advises everyone to stay away from all consumer fireworks and to only enjoy fireworks at a public display conducted by professionals.

 
Hall Rental Print

Our beautiful hall is available for rental.  All rentals are handled by Mascaro's Catering.


 

You can reach Mascaro's Catering at (412) 795-7040.