As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services is urging residents to use extreme caution to avoid fires and severe injuries when using fireworks this Independence Day.
Each year in the U.S., around 11,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for fireworks related injuries. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks display.
In 2015, the sale and use of most consumer types of fireworks, which include firecrackers, skyrockets, and Roman candles, became legal to use in Georgia. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are about 200 fireworks injuries a day during the month surrounding the Fourth of July holiday.
Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services offers the following fireworks safety suggestions:
Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services wishes you a happy and safe Fourth of July.