Utah should do what many other states do that still allow fireworks. Do them on
the 4th. And then sure, throw in Pioneer Day and New Years. There’s no
reason for people to be setting off fireworks 10 days a year. We leave every
year the week of the 4th. Only way to survive July. Get out of town for part of
I'm sorry but there is no need to panic over fireworks. Parents you have a
responsibility to watch your children and make sure they are safe. If you are
afraid of injuries take them to the "Stadium of Fire" show in Provo or
keep them indoors. Inattention by parents is the number one reason children get
injured during the Forth of July Holiday. If you have teenage kids they must be
supervised also. If your child/husband/wife is older than a teenager keep them
from excessive alcoholic beverage consumption and we will all be a lot safer.
Let's use our brains on the 4th instead of letting them wander off on
This story hits close to home for me. Last year on the night of July 3rd my
almost 5 (her birthday was the next day, on July 4th) was hit by a firework. We
weren't doing anything unsafe- the adults were lighting them and the kids
were over on the grass watching. An arial firework misfired and instead of
shooting up, it shot straight out and hit our daughter. We had a hose on right
there on the grass which we grabbed and used immediately which helped, but the
damage was still extensive. She ended up being airlifted up to the burn unit.
She had deep, significant burns on a good portion of her body. I share this
because it shows how dangerous they are, and while this was probably a
"fluke" it shows that they can be dangerous even when you are using them
responsibly. Be safe. I don't wish what she went through or our family went
through on anyone.
@NoNamesAccepted"Is it possible for the DesNews to run a story
about fireworks that doesn't have a negative angle to it?"Maybe it's because there's no positive angle to fireworks and people
are starting to realize it.
I know parents will heed this warning. Keeping kids safe in our nation and
looking out for the welfare of kids who aren't are own---we are so good at
that as Americans aren't we?
There’s a PBS show currently airing called Brimstone and Fury about a
Mexican fireworks event in Tultapec and a few scenes are graphic injuries to
people getting hit in the eye and blinded
Is it possible for the DesNews to run a story about fireworks that doesn't
have a negative angle to it?How do childhood injuries from fireworks
compare to injuries from climbing trees, riding bikes, jumping on trampolines,
or even playing soccer? How do all of these compare to the long term effects of
sitting on a couch all day playing video games?Kids under 5 are
getting burned from sparklers, not hurt with aerials or other fireworks that
would be first types some want to ban. Proper supervision and age limits are
hopefully parents will heed this warning,,
Because free range parenting! Woot! Woot!
To all the people saying, I know what I'm doing and I'd never have a
fireworks accident, just google how many accidents there are. Every one of those
thousands of people thought there's no way an accident would happen. 4
people die on average, every year from fireworks, let alone thousands of fires,
Hey, Utah, the 2nd driest state in the nation, allows fireworks in July. Kids
beware. Darwin's law.
Most of these "accidents" are burns, and not from fireworks that shoot
into the sky or anything like that. They are the same as I got when I was a
kid growing up. It was as simple as me as a young kid holding the sparkler to
high on the shaft and the sparkler burning down to my hand. I still remember
the burn.... very many years ago. That burn was typical of what little kids
get.... not from the many other kinds of fireworks.I applaud efforts
to keep fireworks safe. But please, lets not go to hysteria. As a kid I got
hurt many times. Fell off my bike several times. Went over the handlebars and
face planted ---- needed several stitches to close my chin back up. The list
goes on and on. Rather than trying to wrap ourselves in over protective
safety blanket rules.... lets teach how to safely do these activities.