4. Wear safety gear
Everyone who lights a firework should wear gloves and safety goggles. Work gloves protect the hands, where 28% of firework injuries occur.7 You should be able to get them at any big-box store like Home Depot, Walmart, or online on Amazon.
Safety goggles, of course, prevent eye injuries. Affordable safety goggles are surprisingly easy to find. Again, Home Depot, Walmart, and Amazon all carry them.
If someone does get injured by a firework, rush the injured person to the nearest hospital or children’s hospital (or call an ambulance). Don’t take them to urgent care. Urgent care facilities are for same-day treatment for non-emergency ailments. They aren’t designed to handle emergency situations. Firework injuries should always be considered an emergency because you may not know the severity of a burn until a doctor looks at it.