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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - With the burn ban now lifted, the Alachua County Department of Public Safety encourages everyone to follow these sparkler and fireworks safety tips from the Community Fire & Burn Prevention Program and the National Council on Fireworks Safety. Burns are a common cause of injury during the summer months and especially in July. Fire and burns are the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths among children ages fourteen and under. Approximately 10,000 people suffer fireworks injuries every year, including over 4,000 children ages fourteen and under. Burns resulting from improper use of sparklers and recreational use of illegal fireworks usually involve the hands, face, arms, and chest areas.
Keep your July holiday activities enjoyable, fun, and safe by only using sparkler classified items and following these safety guidelines:
If you are at a location where fireworks are being illegally used please follow these guidelines:
For more information, please contact the Alachua County Department of Public Safety at 352-384-3101.
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