Saturday, June 30, 2012
Sparklers and novelties alone accounted for 38 percent of the 8,600 emergency room fireworks injuries in 2010.
In 2010, about 15,500 reported fires were started by fireworks and 8,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms, according to a report released by the National Fire Protection Association. There are more fires on a typical Fourth of July than any other day of the year, according to the NFPA. Fireworks account for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause of fires. Use of consumer fireworks causes fires, injuries and deaths: Cobb Police offer these safety tips for the home during the July 4th season. Fireworks: What's Legal, What's Safe You can see fireworks at the Marietta Fourth in the Park celebration, which includes a parade at 10 a.m. on Independence Day, concerts, an arts and crafts …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Two pieces of advice: Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially glass or metal, and avoid excessive alcohol consumption when handling fireworks.
By Cobb Police The Fourth of July weekend is just around the corner, and many South Cobbers are already making plans to celebrate with friends and family. If your plans include a fireworks display, it is always recommended that you attend one of the many licensed venues around metro Atlanta. If you plan to celebrate with fireworks at home, please review the legal requirements and safety tips listed below. Georgia law permits use of the following by unlicensed individuals: Standard safety practices as recommended by the U. S. Fire Administration and other related organizations include the following: If you plan to celebrate at the lake and you have young children, I would encourage you to make them wear a flotation device anytime they are …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The Cobb County Police Department offers tips on how to enjoy the Fourth of July while staying within the law and out of the hospital.
The Six Flags Over Georgia fireworks event is one of many events around Atlanta where families can enjoy firework shows from a safe distance during the Fourth of July. But if you choose to celebrate at home, the Cobb County Police Department is advising you do so safely and within the law. Here's what the department says is legal in Georgia: Here are the standard safety practices that the department says are recommended by the U. S. Fire Administration and other related organizations: