MDHHS Reminds Michiganders To Be Safe With Fireworks This Holiday
As Independence Day weekend arrives, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services is reminding those lighting their own fireworks to do so safely.
As Michiganians are currently in our 4th of July 'fireworks window', the MDHHS is reminding those who are celebrating with the explosives to exercise caution and be safe.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, despite the summer of 2020 occurring during a pandemic, there was a 50% increase in fireworks-related injuries, including 18 deaths and more than 15,000 injuries. Firecrackers and sparklers were the most common sources of fireworks injuries.
MDHHS is urging everyone to follow the following safety steps:
For more information on fireworks safety and how you can celebrate safely, visit the CPSC’s fireworks safety education center.