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Tips on Fireworks Safety
Friday, June 24th, 2011

At the start of this Oregon fireworks sales season, it’s a good time for a reminder on the safety basics of fireworks use.  Last year, there were 117 reported fireworks-related fires in Oregon, resulting in more than $1.6 million in property damage. In the past five years there were over 1,000 reported fireworks-related fires in […]

Bottle Rockets Cause Wide Range of Eye Injuries to Children
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Recent research reported in the Archives of Ophthalmology, investigated the range of eye injuries caused to children aged 18 or younger by bottle rockets. The study found significant eye injury in the ten patients studied, often leading to permanent loss of vision. Click here for the abstract. Bottle rockets are illegal in Oregon. Bottle rockets […]

Tragic Fireworks Accidents on July 4th
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Unfortunately, there were once again stories in the media of tragic fireworks accidents over the July 4th weekend. In New York, a man lighting fireworks completely severed his left arm below the shoulder when explosives shot out of a tube and struck him in the left arm. In Pennsylvania, a fireworks accident injured 11 people […]

Firework Safety Tips from Oregon Health and Science University
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Discusses safety tips to avoid fireworks injuries.

Fireworks Safety for July 4th in Oregon and Washington
Friday, July 4th, 2008

This post stresses the importance of fireworks safety