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KDFP encourages residents to celebrate the 4th of July safely
By Sherelle Roberts-Pierre
Frankfort, KY - Don't let your backyard summer celebrations end with a trip to the emergency room. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, on average,180 people a day visit an emergency room with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.
That's why the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet's Division of Fire Prevention encourages families to stay safe by attending firework celebrations that are conducted by licensed professionals.
"As COVID-19 cases decline and capacity limits and mask requirements are lifted, local governments across Kentucky are hosting fireworks celebrations and other activities as a way to celebrate the holiday," said Rick Rand, commissioner of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. "In addition to safety concerns, it's important to point out, I think, that part of being a good neighbor is recognizing there are some citizens, and most pets, that do not tolerate loud, unexpected bangs well and fireworks can cause stress and discomfort."
The following safety practices are recommended when using consumer fireworks:
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