If you are planning to purchase any fireworks for your July 4th, make sure you are buying it from the right place, at the right time, and you are getting the right kinds of fireworks. Only state-licensed retailers can sell you fireworks between noon on June 28, and noon on July 6. They can only sell fireworks listed under the Safe and Sane category of fireworks, which means nothing like the ones in the professional shows. However, even Safe and Sane fireworks require caution and proper handling.
Each year, there are handfuls of individuals who misuse fireworks and end up severely injured or, dead. It is a combination of using illegal fireworks and mishandling them.