Summer is here and we all know that the 4th of July and fireworks season will be here before we know it. We at SERVPRO of E. Clackamas, Hood River, & Wasco Co. want everyone to be safe and enjoy the holidays with their families. Fireworks can cause fires that damage property and our loved ones, so please be safe during the holidays.
According to the National Fire Protection Association http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/fire-statistics-and-reports/fire-statistics/fire-causes/fireworks
In 2013, fireworks caused an estimated 15,600 reported fires in the U.S., including 1,400 structure fires, 200 vehicle fires, and 14,000 outside and other fires.
More than one-quarter (28%) of fires started by fireworks in 2009-2013 were reported on Independence Day. Almost half (47%) of the reported fires on the Fourth of July were started by fireworks.
According to the CPSC, more than one-third (35%) of the people seen in emergency rooms for fireworks injuries from June 20-July 20, 2014 were under 15; nine percent were under five.
CPSC data show that sparklers alone accounted for more than one one-quarter (28%) of the emergency room fireworks injuries seen from June 20-July 20, 2014. Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 541-386-2288
About SERVPRO of E. Clackamas, Hood River, & Wasco Co.
SERVPRO of E. Clackamas, Hood River, & Wasco Co. specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.