Protect yourself and your family against firework injuries during Fourth of July festivities.
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Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Fourth of July is drawing near and barbeque preparations are underway. Fireworks are a traditional part of Independence Day celebrations, but they can also be dangerous. Unfortunately, children and teens are too often hurt by fireworks. So, before the celebration begins, here are EyeSmart fireworks safety tips from the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Of the 9,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, 21 percent are eye injuries and more than half of the victims are young children or teenagers. For example: Even sparklers are dangerous. Sparklers typically burn at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and cause 27 percent of all fireworks injuries, including third-degree burns. Bottle rockets cause some of the most serious eye …
Find out where to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July in Hyannis. These fireworks are some of the best on Cape Cod.
On Wednesday, July 4, 2012 there will be fireworks in Hyannis Harbor. The fireworks are shot off a large barge in Lewis Bay at dusk, right around 9pm. The best seats to watch the fireworks are Aselton Park, Bismore Park and Veteran’s Park Beach. Kalmus Beach will be available for handicapped parking only. For everyone else parking, a parking ban will be in effect south of South Street (Ocean Street, Old Colony Boulevard, Gosnold Street and all streets running off of Gosnold Street) in Hyannis from 5 pm to midnight to allow for pedestrian access. Parking will be available in the North Street parking lots and Town Hall parking lot. The town will tow. Carpool and save yourself some hassle.