Fireworks are a symbol of our nation’s Independence Day and increase in popularity around the month of July. The increase use of fireworks increases the amount of injuries and medical emergencies. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200 people on average visit the emergency room every day around the month of July due to firework-related injuries. A little under half of those injuries were to hands and fingers. Surprisingly, a lot of those injuries came from sparklers. Legal fireworks are a fun way to celebrate the holiday. To help keep you and others safe, be sure to read these safety tips. Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!