For over 235 years, Americans have celebrated their independence by grilling, boating, swimming, sports, and fireworks. Of all the activities we partake in, fireworks still seem to injure the most people.
While this is a great time to celebrate freedoms no one else on this planet have, I would like to remind you to try to be as safe as possible. Every year, hundreds of Americans, including many children, are injured due to improper use of fireworks.
With that in mind, The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters would like to share with everyone its 2013 Fireworks Safety Brochure. It is packed with safety information on how to properly protect yourself while launching fireworks. It also has a section for grilling safety.
This brochure is free to download. It is our hope that you will share this with your friends, families, church groups, home owner associations, and anyone else you can think of. Our goal is to help you celebrate safely.