Negligent Fire Works On 4th July Fires Up Millions In Property Damage And Bodily Injury Each Year

Independence Day is one of my most favorite days of the year. We celebrate our great Country. We get together with friends and family, enjoy that out doors and bar-b-que. We enjoy the All Star GAme on TV, and sit back relax and drink beer. But there is one thing we all forget. The fact that millions of dollars of property damage and bodily injury occurs each year due to fire works.

According Rocky Mountain Insurance Information , In 2009, fireworks started an estimated 18,000 reported fires, including 1,300 structure fires, 400 car fires, and 16,300 outside and other fires. These fires resulted in one death, 30 injuries and $38 million in property damage (National Fire Protection Association latest data).

On the 4th of July, there are more reported fires then any other day. This makes it difficult for fire and police departments, to respond to emergencies.

Our advice at Denvers Insurance Agency and The Ahbe Group is to leave it up to the professional’s. Keep in mind that the most commonly injured person from fire works, are young children, usually from a sparkler. Sparklers can burn up to 1200 degrees.

Our advice for the fourth of July is to be safe, and leave the fireworks to the pros. Here is a list in Colorado of upcoming fire work displays for 2011, courtesy, The Denver Channel.