Happy 5th: No recorded injuries from DIY fireworks in Brooklyn
So far, so safe (so it seems) for Brooklynites who headed up their own Fourth of July spectaculars Thursday.
While there were certainly claims of do-it-yourself displays, there were no reported firework related injuries in the borough as of early Friday morning, according to both the New York City Fire and Police departments.
Still, despite the lack of recorded wounds this morning, the New York City Health Department warns that there’s still time for something to go horribly wrong. According to the city agency, almost 70 percent of all firework-related emergency room visits occur between July 2 and July 8.
“The Health Department wants all New Yorkers to have a safe and enjoyable holiday, but please leave fireworks to the professionals,” Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement issued at the start of the week. “If you have children, make sure you speak to them about the dangers of fireworks as well. Fireworks can cause very serious injuries.”