Keep 4th of July and summertime celebrations safe for kids

For many, the Fourth of July holiday is a highlight of summer – and fireworks are often part of the day's festivities. Because of how common they are, many parents may think at-home fireworks are harmless for their children, but that is unfortunately not true. More than 10,000 people are treated in emergency departments in the U.S. each year due to injury from fireworks. Of these, nearly a third are children under age 15.

If you choose to make fireworks part of your celebration, follow these fireworks safety tips from the Children's Health℠ Injury Prevention team to keep your family safe and injury-free.

See 7 ways to keep your kids safe around fireworks.