Summertime is a great chance to fire up the barbeque or put on an exciting fireworks show, but with all this fun comes responsibility. According to federal safety officials, 60 percent of yearly fireworks-related injuries occur in the 60 days surrounding July 4. More than 1,200 of those injuries are from sparklers, 400 are from bottle rockets and more than half are burns.
Children between ages 5 and 14 were at the highest risk for injury by fireworks — double the risk for the rest of the population — according to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Make sure you keep your safety and the safety of your loved ones in mind this summer, especially when grilling or setting off fireworks. Here are some safety tips to stay safe around fire this summer.