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How can having water nearby help prevent fireworks accidents?

Karen L. Gorton, PhD, MS, RN
Emergency Room Nursing

Having water nearby when lighting off fireworks can be beneficial if any of the surrounding area starts on fire, or if any embers reach the ground. The water can be used to suppress the fire and embers. 

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