Who gets hurt by fireworks, and what kinds of injuries are common?

Who commonly gets hurt by fireworks?

  • Children ages 5 to 9  and teens ages 15 to 19.
  • More than 40% of those injured are children younger than 14.
  • The most frequent and serious injuries are to active participants in fireworks related activities, not bystanders and audiences.

What kinds of injuries are typical?

  • Hands and fingers (29%)
  • Eyes (20%)
  • Around half the injuries are burns, especially to the face, hand, wrist, or arm.

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1. Are fireworks legal in Grants Pass?
2. How can I be prepared before lighting fireworks?
3. How can I be safe when lighting fireworks?
4. How can I be responsible after lighting fireworks?
5. What types of fireworks are the most dangerous?
6. Who gets hurt by fireworks, and what kinds of injuries are common?
7. Where are fireworks illegal at all times?
8. What are the penalties for illegal fireworks use?
9. What types of fireworks are legal on the 4th of July?
10. What types of fireworks are always illegal?
11. What about annexed areas?
12. How do I keep my pets safe?
13. Do you have any other questions?