Enjoy a fun and safe Fourth of July with these fireworks facts


16% of fireworks injuries each year throughout the United States are caused by sparklers.

While fireworks are starting to come off the shelves, the county is reminding everyone to use them responsibly.

Eye damage is the second most common kind of firework-related injury, he said.

Patty Davis of the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued cautions.

"We've already had several young children run across hot coals and get feet burns, not realizing that just because they're covered with dirt or sand they're still (walking on a surface that's) several hundred degrees", Litt said.

On May 15, 2016, a 38-year-old male from Arizona was fatally injured in the garage of his single-family home while apparently attempting to manufacture fireworks.

Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as American as apple-pie, but did you know that 2 out of 5 fires reported on that day are started by fireworks, more than for any other cause?

Light only one firework at a time using an extended butane lighter or a punk; then move away quickly.

To view the APA's full list of safety recommendations for using fireworks this Fourth of July, visit their website before your celebration.

Children should have adult supervision when around or lighting fireworks.

36% of the injuries sustained were to the hands and fingers.?

In 2015, USA hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,900 people for fireworks related injuries; children younger than 15 years of age accounted for one-quarter of the estimated 2015 injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

47% of the injuries occurred to people under the age of 20.?

There were an estimated 900 emergency department-treated injuries associated with sparklers and 400 with bottle rockets.

Remember, in the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. An estimated 7 percent of patients were treated and transferred to another hospital or admitted to the hospital.