Experts Demonstrate Dangers Of Fireworks, Remind Residents They Are Illegal
Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks -- devastating burns, blindness, scars and even death. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000°Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders.
GBC at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center encourages families to be #BurnSafe this #4thofJuly and attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home. To find one near you, visit fire.lacounty.gov or call the Fireworks Hotline at 888-654-FIRE. FULL STORY