Be Sparkler Safe this Fourth of July

BETHESDA, Md., June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Fireworks are as American as baseball, hotdogs and apple pie. Since the founding of our country, families have taken to their backyards and neighborhoods to use fireworks in celebration of Independence Day.

“Sparklers have been an Independence Day tradition for generations, adding festive flare to July 4th celebrations large and small.  People of all ages, but particularly children, delight in their glittery trail of sparks and crackling effects.  However, because sparklers burn at a temperature of approximately 1,800° F, care must be taken to use them properly, especially around children,” said Julie L. Heckman, Executive Director of the American Pyrotechnics Safety & Education Foundation (APSEF).

In a new safety video the Foundation’s Professor Sparkz

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