Sunday, July 03, 2005

4th of July fireworks

The Fourth of July is a wonderful time when family and friends gather to enjoy barbecues, picnics and fireworks displays. It is also, unfortunately, a time when many people can be injured and property destroyed by the same fireworks that make this holiday so festive.

In California, only the "Safe and Sane" types of fireworks are legal for use. However, even these fireworks are not legal for use in every city. The general rule is if people can buy the fireworks, they are legal for use in the city where they were bought.

If people are planning to buy fireworks in one city and use them in another city they should check with the fire department where they intend to use the fireworks to make sure they are legal in that city.

"Safe and Sane" fireworks are still dangerous. Nationwide statistics show that these types of fireworks was responsible for more injuries than any other type. This is believed to be because the title "Safe and Sane" gives many people the idea that they cannot hurt them. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Fourth of July fireworks light up the skyline of the nation's capitalFourth of July fireworks light up the skyline of the nation's capital a few years ago as viewed from the vicinity of Fort McNair, D.C. (photo Army News Service,

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