Tips on Fireworks Safety

At the start of this Oregon fireworks sales season, it’s a good time for a reminder on the safety basics of fireworks use.  Last year, there were 117 reported fireworks-related fires in Oregon, resulting in more than $1.6 million in property damage. In the past five years there were over 1,000 reported fireworks-related fires in… Learn More »

Bottle Rockets Cause Wide Range of Eye Injuries to Children

Recent research reported in the Archives of Ophthalmology, investigated the range of eye injuries caused to children aged 18 or younger by bottle rockets. The study found significant eye injury in the ten patients studied, often leading to permanent loss of vision. Click here for the abstract. Bottle rockets are illegal in Oregon. Bottle rockets… Learn More »

Tragic Fireworks Accidents on July 4th

Unfortunately, there were once again stories in the media of tragic fireworks accidents over the July 4th weekend. In New York, a man lighting fireworks completely severed his left arm below the shoulder when explosives shot out of a tube and struck him in the left arm. In Pennsylvania, a fireworks accident injured 11 people… Learn More »

Firework Safety Tips from Oregon Health and Science University

Discusses safety tips to avoid fireworks injuries.

Fireworks Safety for July 4th in Oregon and Washington

This post stresses the importance of fireworks safety