Friday, July 6, 2012
The Fourth of July holiday resulted in a few serious injuries causing Tampa Fire Department officials to plead for safe patriotic displays.
The Tampa Fire Department has reported four serious injuries around the City of Tampa due to a lack of safety precautions by fireworks user during the Independence Day holiday. One of these incidents took place in the South Tampa area in the 4100 block of Fairview Heights. In the early morning hours of the holiday, the fire department responded to the call which reported that a 24-year old male suffered a severed thumb after a firework exploded in his hand causing severe bleeding and trauma. Incidents like this one have led Tampa Fire Rescue to once again stress the importance of safety and smart decision making for those who continue their celebration throughout the week of July 4. If you have leftover fireworks and plan on celebrating …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Here is a list of fun ways to spend your Fourth of July holiday in the Tampa area.
Looking for something fun to do with the kids or a night on the town with that special someone this Fourth of July? Don't sweat it, Patch has you covered with a complete list of Tampa-area events for the holiday this July 4. Do you know of another special event happening in the South Tampa area this Fourth of July? Tell us about it in the comments section! Related Coverage:
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday night's fireworks show in the Channel District wowed spectators.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Smaller fireworks cause most injuries, according to studies.
Many people are unaware of the dangers that fireworks can pose. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa has offered some helpful safety tips for parents and children planning on enjoying fireworks this year. “Fireworks, including sparklers and flares, can cause serious burns as well as blast injuries that can permanently impair vision and hearing,” said child safety expert Bevin Maynard in a written release. Over 4,000 children were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by fireworks last year, said the release. Children between the ages of 5 and 9 were at the greatest risk of injuries, and children under the age of five were most likely to be injured by seemingly benign sparklers. According to a report by the U.S …
Friday, July 1, 2011
The Office of the Hillsborough County Fire Marshall released these safety instructions for dealing with fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
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Friday, July 1, 2011
There is currently no fire or fireworks ban in Hillsborough County. However, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is closely monitoring the current drought conditions. If conditions worsen, the Fire Marshal may make a fire or fireworks ban recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for unincorporated Hillsborough County only. Should a fire or fireworks ban not be made in the coming weeks and you wish to celebrate our nation’s heritage, the state permits the use of sparklers and other devices in which paper caps containing twenty-five hundredths grains or less of explosive compound are used, such as the following: novelties and trick noisemakers - snakes or glow worms, smoke devices, trick noisemakers, party poppers, booby traps, …