Light Up July 4th -- Safely
Before you light up that sparkler, learn some fireworks safety tips to help you bring in Independence Day with a bang, and without injury.
Safety Tips continued...
"Know your local laws," says Crampton. "Even though
there are 43 states and the District of Columbia that allow some type of
fireworks, there are restrictions at the county level and city level. Check
with your local fire department to clarify the law in your area."
Finally, what's the safest way to spend your Fourth of
"It's really a lot better to go to a professional
show," says Severance. "These are a lot safer, and if you let someone
else do it, and you get all the benefits and all you have to do is sit there
and watch -- that is my No. 1 recommendation."