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Posted on: July 2, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Division of Fire & Rescue Services Encourages Fireworks & Swimming Safety

Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, but did you know that more fires are reported on that day than on any other day of the year in the U.S.? Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks. Thousands of people each year, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks...

And, swimming can be great exercise and can provide a wonderful way to beat the heat, however, you want to use caution around the water. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4.

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