As I’m sitting here writing this, someone nearby is setting off fireworks that are so loud they sound like bombs. I’m sure they’re illegal because fireworks are banned in Seattle.
If you are going to be setting off fireworks, be sure to do it safely.
While fireworks are part of the nation’s celebration of Independence Day, they can also bring injury, pain, and even death. About 230 people go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.