Hospitals Prepare For Firework Injuries

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Fourth of July fireworks are an exciting way to celebrate Independence Day, but both legal and illegal fireworks can lead to injuries. An estimated 10,000 people will find themselves in the emergency room this year as a result. The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal reported 35 firework injuries last year with … Continue reading »

Firework Season Brings Safety Concerns

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire officials and firework vendors are encouraging customers to put safety first this holiday season. Firework sales officially started on June 23 and will run through July 6. There were 161 reported fires related to fireworks in Oregon last year, and Oregon fire officials are hoping to cut down the number this … Continue reading »