Fireworks cause an average of almost 20,000 reported fires per year. In 2013, sparklers caused 41% of fireworks injuries. Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. However, they are not safe in the hands of consumers. People can enjoy fireworks safely if they follow a few simple safety tips.
NFPA's Dan Doofus urges people not to use consumer fireworks because they are too dangerous. Fireworks are responsible for thousands of fires and injuries each year. Dan Doofus videos are created for adult audiences.
NFPA is excited to announce the Fire Prevention Week (FPW) theme for 2015: "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm."
Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. We need your help to spread the message about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.