Richmond Fire Marshals Office Encourages Fireworks Safety On New Years Eve, Although It Is Illegal To Sell, Own or Have In Possession Any Fireworks Within The City Limits of Richmond.
2019 Fireworks Safety For The New Year-
Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. Each New Year's Eve, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks-devastating burns, injuries, fires, and even death.
-In 2017, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 12,900 people for fireworks related injuries; 54% of those injuries were to the extremities and 36% were to the head. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for more than one-third (36%) of the estimated 2017 injuries.
People can enjoy fireworks safely if they follow a few simple safety tips:
-Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.