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Have a safe and happy festive season by following a few simple tips!


  • 1. Fireworks Safety

2. OverviewWho is Injured?When and Where do InjuriesOccur?Types of InjuriesTypes of FireworksPrevention Tips 3. The ProblemHow extensive is the problem? 4. The ProblemMalfunction and careless use of fireworks results inthousands of injuries annually. 5. InjuriesWho is most likely to beinjured? 6. InjuriesOver 40% of those injured from fireworksare children 14 years of age and younger.Males are injured three times as frequentlyas females.Boys between the ages of 10 and14 years have the highest rate ofinjury. 7. When and WhereWhen and Where DoThese Injuries Happen? 8. When and WhereInjuries occur on and around holidays associated withfireworks celebrations, especially on Diwali.Homes are where most of these injuries occur,followed by recreational settings, streets or highways,and parking lots or occupational settings. 9. Types of InjuryWhat kinds of injuriesoccur? 10. Types of InjuryFireworks-related injuries mostfrequently involve hands and fingers(38%), and eyes (19%).About half of the injuries are burns,especially to the face, hand, wrist, orarm. A small percentage of firework-relatedinjuries lead to the amputation ofhands or fingers. 11. Types of InjuryFireworks can be life-threatening. In 1997, seven peoplewere killed from fireworks-related injuries. 12. Types of FireworksWhat types of fireworks are associated with the mostinjuries? 13. Types of FireworksNearly two thirds of fireworks-related injuries arecaused by backyard, "class C" fireworks such asfirecrackers, bottle rockets, Roman candles,fountains, and sparklers, that are legal in manystates.Specifically, fireworks-related injuries are mostcommonly associated with firecrackers (51%),bottle rockets (12%), and sparklers (7%). 14. Types of FireworksThe most severe injuries are typically caused by"class B" fireworks, such as rockets, cherry bombsand M-80s, which are federally banned frompublic sale.Illegal firecrackersrepresent 29% of allfirecracker injuries. 15. PreventionWhat is the safest way to preventfireworks injuries? 16. PreventionProhibit children less than 14 years old from usingfireworks and supervise older children.Read and follow all warnings and instructions.Only use fireworks outdoors and keep them away fromhouses and flammable materials.When using fireworks, have a bucket of water nearby. 17. PreventionBe sure other people are out-of-range and a safedistance away before lighting fireworks.Never ignite fireworks in a container (especially aglass or metal container).Never experiment or attempt to make your ownfireworks.Alcohol and fireworks do NOT mix. 18. PreventionAlways store your fireworks in a cool dry place.Only light one item at a time.Never try to re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks.Never throw or point fireworks at another person.Never carry fireworks in your pocket.Always read and FOLLOW directions on the label. 19. BETTER SAFE THAN SORRYUse CommonSense!Have a Safe Diwali!UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDRENwww.udgamschool.com

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