News Release: Tallahassee Fire Department
Tallahassee, Fla. -- Each New Year’s Eve, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. The Tallahassee Fire Department would like to remind you to use extreme caution when using fireworks this New Year’s Eve.
More than half the firework related injuries in the U.S. involve children under 15 years old. If you plan to use legal fireworks at home, the Tallahassee Fire Department recommends the following: