Topic: American Pyrotechnics Association
Number of injuries relative to use of fireworks has gone down, say fireworks groups, noting a trend toward looser state restrictions. But 11 were injured July 3 at a Pelham, N.H., home. Last year saw 9,600 emergency-room injuries related to fireworks.
Independence Day 2012 coincides with devastating wildfires across Colorado, resulting in a statewide ban on fireworks. But droughts are a common feature of the Independence Day holiday season, and the fireworks industry has found ways to cope with Mother Nature.
Fireworks sales have doubled since 1998, but not injuries.
Fourth of July fireworks now have new effects, new technology, and new colors. These advances have revolutionized fireworks in the recent years.
07/03/2011 12:38 pm
Budget cuts are forcing many towns to scrap fireworks shows, though in some, local residents and businesses have stepped up to keep the tradition going.
07/03/2009 01:00 am