When you think of the fourth of July, you think of a day that celebrates independence. Each year you create memories from this great occasion with family and friends. The Foy family from Pelham, New Hampshire was doing just that on July 3rd, 2012 when all of a sudden an explosion went through the air. In the clip below, they tell their story of how they were among the more than dozen people injured in this consumer fireworks incident.
As New Hampshire’s Fire Marshal, J. William Degnan said, “go to the professional show.” It is not worth the risk of injury that could change your life forever. On Independence Day in a typical year, many U.S fires are reported more than any other day, and fireworks account for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause of fires. The risk of fireworks injury was highest for children ages 5-19, and adults 25-44. Check out these safety tips to keep your family and friends safe on this fun-filled holiday!