The NFPA National Fire Protection Association advises people to “Leave fireworks to the professionals.” Read all of NFPA’s fireworks safety tips and download your free safety tip sheet.
Each July Fourth, 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.
NFPA introduces Dan Doofus, who urges people not to use consumer fireworks because they are too dangerous. Fireworks are responsible for thousands of fires and injuries each year.