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Nassau County Issues Fireworks Safety Advisory

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It is important to mention that all fireworks are illegal in the state of New York.

Nassau County, NY - July 2, 2014 - The Fourth of July, our nation’s birthday, is meant to be a fun and safe holiday. County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter would like to remind the residents of Nassau County that fireworks awareness and prevention are important issues to discuss with your family.  It is important to mention that ALL fireworks are illegal in the state of New York.  The possession, use, or sale of fireworks, including sparklers, is a violation of New York State Penal Law, and may be punishable as a misdemeanor or a felony.  Parents should talk with their children about the destructive outcomes that can occur from playing with fireworks.  
 
The Fourth of July Fireworks, although popular, can be extremely harmful. Fireworks statistics show that:
  • In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside and other fires. These fires resulted in at least eight civilian deaths, 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage. 
  • In 2012, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 8,700 people for fireworks related injuries; 55% of 2012 emergency room fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 31% were to the head. 
  • The risk of fireworks injury was highest for young people ages 15-24, followed by children under 10.
There are many licensed professionals that perform fireworks presentations for the public. Attending a fireworks display is a fun and safe way to enjoy the holiday.  County Executive Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Krumpter would like to wish the residents of Nassau County a happy and safe July Fourth holiday.
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