Firework Injuries can be serious & what does Smokey Bear say?

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Fireworks

 

With Independence Day around the corner, fireworks are being used across the country by all types of people. Whether it is against the law or not, hundreds of thousands of people across the nation will be purchasing fireworks from their sources.

 

Fireworks are dangerous

My suggestion would be (do not) purchase fireworks and go to a place where professionals shoot them off or watch them on television, fireworks can cause serious injuries.

 

Smokey the Bear

 

Not only can fireworks cause serious injuries but fireworks can cause forest fires and you know the story of Smokey Bear (Hot Foot Teddy)? Smokey Bear is a true story from Lincoln New Mexico of a baby bear that was found during a forest fire, and his paws were burned. Some fire fighters helped bring Hot Foot Teddy back to health after treating his injuries and the rest is History.

 

Smokey the Bear State Park

 

So please don't play with fireworks this holiday weekend to prevent injuries and forest fires and have a wonderful Independence weekend and Day ;o)

 

Robert Swetz with Smokey Bear

 

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Be safe every one and have a fun weekend and Independence Day with family & friends 

Jul 02, 2016 08:53 AM #1
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Sybil Campbell
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Hi Vegas Bob, I know someone who was injured with fireworks, it is important to be careful.

Jul 02, 2016 09:55 AM #2
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Fred Griffin
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Some poor soul in Leesburg (Florida) blew his hand off earlier today.  He was trying to hand-throw one of those mortars that fires from a cannon. 

BTW, I saw the real Smokey the Bear at the National Zoo in Washington when I was 12 years old!

Jul 02, 2016 10:00 AM #3
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Hello Sybil 

Yes it is important to be careful and my viewpoint on this, nobody should use fireworks unless they are a professional. A person losing an eye, hand, etc for the thrill of a ooh- ah isn't worth it 

Jul 02, 2016 10:04 AM #4
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Hello Fred

Thanks so much for stopping by, fireworks are very dangerous and "Lucky" you seeing the real Smokey Bear when you were 12 years old 

Jul 02, 2016 10:07 AM #5
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz 

    I also saw the real "Flipper" at Sea World in Miami when I was a kid.  

            Eat your heart out!

                      

Jul 02, 2016 10:10 AM #6
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WOW Fred you did get around when you were growing up and that's just not right 

Jul 02, 2016 10:15 AM #7
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Real Smokey Bear, Real Flipper ... please stop Fred 

Jul 02, 2016 10:16 AM #8
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Vegas Bob

I leave the fireworks to the professional.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 02, 2016 12:37 PM #9
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Hello Lou

Great comment and why take the chance of getting arrested, injuring someone or starting a fire! 

Jul 02, 2016 12:48 PM #10
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I just stay home and comfort my puppies that DO NOT like fireworks.

Jul 02, 2016 01:24 PM #11
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Great advice VB:) too bad you can not give brains to so many well let's just say less than smart people, great points...Endre

WE can not go anywhere with all our animals to keep them calm...and outside the neighborhood fits your post....

Jul 02, 2016 01:54 PM #12
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Hello Tammy

I stay home also! I have seen enough fireworks for a life time 

Jul 02, 2016 02:39 PM #13
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Hello Endre

I don't have any animals but there are quite a few of them out there blowing off fireworks  and I usually stay home, traffic, people drinking and driving, etc.

Jul 02, 2016 02:42 PM #14
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Good morning VB.  I had one go off in my hand once.  Once that is, after that I was a firm believer in just watching those professionals. 

Jul 02, 2016 08:11 PM #15
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This is very useful information.  We all need to keep a watchful eye as folks light up this 4th.

Jul 03, 2016 04:27 AM #16
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Hello James

I do understand and your lucky you still have your fingers and thanks for stopping by!

Jul 03, 2016 04:39 AM #17
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Hello Belinda

Yes we do and it's quite sad that others need to watch over some individuals while they shoot off fireworks, but it's better than watching forests burn, etc.

Jul 03, 2016 04:41 AM #18
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