Fireworks Safety 2020
The Town of Newburgh has canceled this years Community Day and Fireworks that was scheduled for July 2nd due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. There are so few firework displays even being considered in the tri-state area for the safety of all residents. These new guidelines open up new ideas for celebrating our traditional holidays. Hopefully everyone will keep safety in mind when planning their celebrations.
Every year there are over 16,000 fires caused by fireworks in the weeks leading up to and right after the Forth of July holiday. There are also thousands of people burned including some who lose the use of eyes, hands, or limbs. Visit NFPA.org to learn about the dangers of fireworks and watch their public service announcement. We are a society of gatherings and family traditions. Some recommendations for a safe 4th of July include glow sticks for fun at night, outdoor movie night with the family, noise makers from a party store, and of course the traditional birthday cake to celebrate America’s Birthday for Independence!
NFPA’s Tip Sheet for fireworks safety can be downloaded here.
We wish everyone a safe and Happy Forth of July!