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Fireworks · Injury Statistics & Data Collection

In 2012 there were 354 fireworks-related emergency incidents in Washington resulting in $958,320 in property loss, 226 injuries, one of those resulting in a fatality.

Arrow Take Responsibility

  • Don't overestimate your child's ability to use good judgement.
  • Set family boundaries. Only adults should light fireworks.
  • Children are naturally curious. Be sure fireworks, matches and lighters are secured out of sight and reach of children.
  • Be sure to discharge all fireworks devices so there are no leftovers to tempt curious children.
  • M80's, M100's or M1000's are not fireworks; they are illegal explosive devices. They can cause amputations or other severe injuries and possessing them has legal consequences.

Arrow Statistics and Reports

Fireworks Injuries by Age and Gender
Ages 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-28 29-35 >36
Male 12 36 36 23 23 31
Female 14 7 10 11 6 11
Causes of Fireworks Related Injurie
Holding Leaning
Over
Throwing Altering/
Tampering
Unsafe
Surface
Delayed
Ignition
76 25 13 6 0 18

Fireworks Data Collection


Fire Departments/Hospital Emergency Rooms

The State Fire Marshal is asking for your participation in collecting detailed information on fireworks-related injuries and fires. A study of fireworks-related incidents will provide information needed to increase consumer awareness and influence industry regulations and legislative actions.

Note: Some forms have been provided in Microsoft Word format to allow submitting by email. If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can download the current Word Viewer here.

Fireworks Safety Campaign Kit


Thank you for joining our effort to promote injury prevention and fire safety during 4th of July celebrations. Listed below are resources and links to give you easy access to any information you may need regarding consumer fireworks and safety.


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