Reports and statistics about fireworks

In 2012, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 8,700 people for fireworks related injuries; 55% of 2012 emergency room fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 31% were to the head.



Source: NFPA’s Fireworks Fact Sheet, Fire Analysis and Research Division, June 2014

Report: Fireworks
June 2013

Injury patterns and trends, including shares by type of fireworks, and fire patterns and trends, based on reports to hospital emergency rooms, and trends in fireworks-related fires. Also includes published incidents.

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