Are any fireworks completely safe?

Firecrackers and sparklers cause the most injuries. Severe burns, injuries to the hands, eyes and face, and even blindness or hearing loss can happen anytime something is burned. For example, legal sparklers burn at up to 1800° Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to melt gold. Severe burns happen every year. In addition, puncture-type injuries to an eye are common.

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a show by a licensed exhibitor.

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1. What types of fireworks can be legally discharged in Ohio?
2. Are any fireworks completely safe?
3. What types of fireworks are illegal to discharge in Ohio without a license and permit?
4. How many fireworks stores are in Ohio?
5. What is a purchaser form?
6. Are there penalties for failing to follow Ohio’s fireworks laws?
7. How many injuries result from fireworks use?
8. How does the State Fire Marshal promote fireworks safety in Ohio?
9. What is the process for fireworks exhibitions?