Independence Day is Approaching!
As Independence Day approaches, we here at SERVPRO, would like to share a few facts according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/FireworksSafetyTips.pdf
More than 19,500 reported fires are started by fireworks every year.
Burns account for 44% of the 9,100 injuries treated in emergency rooms seen in the month around July 4th.
Half of the fireworks injuries seen at emergency rooms were extremities: hand, finger, or leg. One-third were to the eye or other parts of the head.
Children ages 10–14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than one-third (36%) of the victims of fireworks injuries under age 15.
Sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.
1,900 structure fires, 500 vehicle fires, and 17,100 outside and other fires
$105 million in direct property damage.
Bottom line is they suggest leaving the firework show to a professional, keep you, your family, pets, and property safe!
Fire loss from reckless actions are certainly something that nobody wants to face. Hiring a qualified professional to take care of the matter is paramount. If you are the victim of illegal fireworks damage SERVPRO of Geauga County, is a certified fire restoration company. We are on call 24/7 and are here to help to make the process a little more bearable.
Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com or call us at (440) 564-7266, for more information on fire damage.
Be safe and have fun this Independence Day!