Thousands of people are injured by fireworks on the Fourth of July each year. Dr. Fred Mullins of the Joseph M. Still Burn Centers offers this advice for holiday safety:
• Create a “blast zone” away from structures, people, dry grass and other flammable items.
• Designate someone as a safety person, another as the shooter and a third to clean up fireworks debris.
• Keep children away from the “blast zone.”
• The shooter should not wear loose clothing that could ignite, and should follow all directions on the fireworks label.