Did you know?

  • More than 19,500 reported files are started by fireworks annually.
  • Burns account for 44% of the 9,100 injuries treated in emergency rooms seen in the month around July 4th?
  • Half of the fireworks injuries seen at emergency rooms were extremities:  hand, finger, or leg.  One-third were to the eye or other parts of the head.
  • Children ages 10-14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than one-third (36%) of the victims of fireworks injuries under age 15.
  • Sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 2018 Fireworks Annual Report

Stay safe this 4th of July and leave the fireworks to the professionals.  Click here for a list of upcoming public fireworks displays in Loudoun County.