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Posted on: June 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Firework Safety Reminders from Lombard Fire

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This Fourth of July, the Lombard Fire Department is reminding residents about the potential for serious injury associated with firework use. 

According to a report by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, between June 21 - July 21, 2019, an estimated 10,000 fireworks-related injuries were reported. Of those injuries, an estimated 7,300 required treatment in hospital emergency departments. 

The Lombard Fire Department reminds residents that fireworks are not toys, as they are dangerous and unpredictable by nature. Fireworks are designed to reach high temperatures, burn, spark, explode and launch, and are dangerous for non-professional users. 

While sparklers are legal, they are extremely dangerous. Common sparklers burn at temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and remain extremely hot long after the sparks have ceased. Many children are injured each year by sparklers and children playing with novelty fireworks must be closely supervised by adults to prevent injury.

The discharging of fireworks including firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles is not allowed in Illinois under state regulations, and is a violation of state law and Village ordinances. Novelty fireworks, such as snakes, sparklers, and party-poppers are not regulated by the state. 

The National Safety Council advises that the best way to safely enjoy this Fourth of July is to watch a public fireworks display conducted by professionals. However, if using novelty fireworks, be sure to follow these important safety tips:

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks.
  • Older children should use fireworks only under close adult supervision.
  • Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from onlookers, houses and flammable materials.
  • Light one device at a time; maintain a safe distance after lighting.
  • Do not allow any running or horseplay while fireworks are being used.
  • Never ignite devices in a container.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire.

Anyone with questions about fireworks safety or regulations in the Village of Lombard please call (630)873-4576.

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