|Celebrating the Fourth of July safely|
|By News Desk K.M.K.|
|July 3, 2018|
The East Whiteland Fire Company would like to wish our neighbors a happy Fourth of July! We’d like to take this opportunity to relay some safety tips in order to ensure that everyone celebrates America’s birthday safely. According to our friends over at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), every year fireworks on the Fourth of July start an average of 18,500 fires. Fires aren’t the only thing caused by fireworks. In 2017, Emergency Rooms in the United States treated an estimated 12,900 people for fireworks related injuries.
Help minimize the risk of personal injury or fire by following these safety tips:
While we strongly encourage that our friends and neighbors do not use fireworks and instead opt to watch one of the many fireworks shows in the area, we’d like to pass along these restrictions on the usage of fireworks courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Police:
- They cannot be ignited or discharged on a public or private property without express permission of the property owner.
Further information regarding fireworks in Pennsylvania, please see the Pennsylvania State Police Fireworks FAQ page: http://www.psp.pa.gov/public-safety/pages/fireworks-safety.aspx