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Bloomington Fire Department shares statistics, tips to ensure holiday safety

June 28, 2013

For more information, please contact:
Scott Smith, Fire Prevention Officer, City of Bloomington Fire Department, 349.3888

Bloomington Fire Department shares statistics and tips to ensure holiday safety

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Fire Department and the Fire Prevention Bureau would like to remind residents about some important Fourth of July safety tips. The Fire Department encourages everyone to please follow all safety guidelines and fireworks laws, which are put in place to prevent injuries.

Statistics from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) illuminate the nature of fireworks-related injuries:

More than half of fireworks-related injuries are burns. The most commonly injured body parts include:

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has also released tips for safe fireworks handling. These include:

The Bloomington Fire Department would like to remind residents that:

The Bloomington Fire Department wants to remind residents that safety is the greatest concern during the holiday season and to feel free to call with questions about acceptable fireworks practices.