Home fireworks are dangerous for children

By George Garza

While fireworks have been a tradition in this nation ever since its first birthday in 1777, fireworks at home have had a less sparkly history. In the month of July, an average of 250 people wind up in hospital emergency rooms with fireworks injuries throughout this country according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The Orange County Emergency Services District #1 asks the citizens it serves to be safe and follow instructions printed on the munitions when igniting home fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday.

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