Fireworks Safety

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LEAVE THE FIREWORKS TO THE PROFESSIONALS!

 

Fireworks

 

The Mount Prospect Fire Department wishes all a safe Fourth of July celebration. Remember - due to the hazards and injuries associated with fireworks, the Village of Mount Prospect prohibits all types of fireworks, including sparklers.

Each Fourth of July holiday, thousands of people, mostly children, are seriously injured in fireworks related incidents, about one-third resulting in permanent eye damage. Children and teenagers sustain 44 percent of these injuries; and sparklers accounted for one-third of the injuries to children under five. Sparklers reach temperatures of up to 1800°F and remain hot enough to cause serious burns even after they are extinguished. 

Fireworks are especially dangerous for children because they entice them to play with matches. The Mount Prospect Fire Department wants all of our residents to have a safe Fourth of July celebration by enjoying our spectacular, and professional, fireworks display at Melas Park and by keeping fireworks out of the hands of children.