Gwinnett Fire offers some safety tips when dealing with sparklers.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Stay safe this New Years when handling sparklers.
The Gwinnett County Fire Department held a demo Wednesday to show how to safely use fireworks and sparklers this season. According to the department, statistics show that in 2010 there were an estimated 8,600 injuries caused by fireworks treated in the U.S. hospital emergency rooms. While the only type of fireworks legal in Georgia are sparklers, the National Fire Protection Association reports that sparklers can cause serious burn injuries. They burn at about 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and are typically viewed by parents as relatively harmless fireworks for children, according to Gwinnett Fire. Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, Gwinnett Fire Marshal/Assistant Chief Steve Hrustich and Georgia State Fire Marshal Dwayne Garriss …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The Better Business Bureau wants you to celebrate responsibly this holiday season.
The following is a press release by the Better Business Bureau. It’s that time of year when our nation celebrates Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. For many, that means picnics, baseball, pool parties and almost always, some type of fireworks.Whether you will be attending a fireworks show, or having a not so private fireworks display at your home, safety should be your number one concern. BBB, with information obtained from the National Council on Fireworks Safety, provides the following tips to ensure your July 4th remains free of any harm or hospital visits: And note these special safety tips, if using sparklers: --- Have a safe and …