State Fire Marshal, Fire Officials & Medical Professionals Urge the Public to “Be Smart! Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals”
Each year, fireworks cause preventable injuries and substantial property damage in Massachusetts. All fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts and even though many people believe they are being safe, accidents do happen. Fireworks cause serious burns in a matter of seconds and have the potential to injure those around. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), fireworks injuries send 3,400 children under 15 to emergency rooms each year in the U.S. These victims are not old enough to legally use or purchase fireworks in any state. It is important for adults to set a good example for their children who if they see adults use them without injury will believe they can too.
This year, please be safe and leave the fireworks to the professionals. For a full listing of supervised firework displays, please visit: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dfs/news/events/fireworks-displays.pdf