FIreworks impressive, but potentially deadly in wrong hands
David Moore June 27, 2014 | WGVU
probably been hearing fireworks lately around your neighborhood.And with all the loud noises, also comes
potential danger, both to people and property.
But in the wrong hands, even sparklers can be
they get the oohs and ahhs and make neat noises, but as the Kent County Health Department’s
Lisa LaPlante warns, when you play with fireworks, you’re really playing with
fire. And you know the old saying.
is, mishandled fireworks cause thousands of injuries, property damage and even death.And LaPlante says it’s not just kids that get
in trouble with fireworks.
LaPlante says “We still see a lot of adults that get injured because of fireworks, because
they may be handling them improperly or they have a dud that didn’t go
off.And when they go back up to try to
light it off, it explodes in front or them.”
years ago, fireworks gone astray caused a fire that burned St. Mary Magadalen Catholic
Church to the ground.Two years later,
the new church has just been dedicated.
LaPlante says the best bet is to get to one of the fireworks shows that
many cities and venues like Fifth Third Ballpark put on throughout the summer, and
leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals.
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