4th of July fireworks: Take this quiz to see how safely you're celebrating
It’s the season for lighting up explosives and watching the burning embers create awesome designs in the sky in the good ol’ United States of America.
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That’s right, the Fourth of July is upon us. While it’s an American tradition to light up fireworks while basking in the glory of our lovely nation, it’s also important to avoid an unfortunate consequence of this tradition — injuries and noise complaints.
Police and medical officials here in Washtenaw County reported few noise complaints so far this week and no injuries up to Tuesday night. Laura Blodgett, spokeswoman at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, said the hospital is at the ready for patients who’ve suffered firework-related injuries, but haven’t had anyone rushed to the emergency room for them just yet.
Before going out to the deck and lighting off a few bottle rockets to celebrate America, take the AnnArbor.com fireworks quiz and see just how ready you are to safely celebrate.