Bottle rockets need a clear flight path to avoid consequences like this.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and fire departments around the nation warn people of the dangers of fireworks ahead of July 4th. In 2008, 7,000 people were treated for fireworks-related injuries.
Sparklers burn at 2,000 degrees and can easily ignite a child's outfit. The highest fireworks injury rates are for teenagers ages 15 to 19 and children ages 5 to 9.
M-80's are powerful enough to blow off your hand.
Beware of 'quick match' fuses. They're designed for professionals and they may catch amateurs by surprise.
Devices designed to launch aerial fireworks may explode in your face.
Aerial fireworks launchers are illegal for non-professionals in San Diego County.
Don't be this guy.
This dummy shows what can go wrong.
Here's the 'before' picture of someone checking an aerial fireworks launcher.
Here's the 'after' photo of the same dummy used in the aerial launcher demonstration.
This set conceals a homemade firework.
Here's that set after the homemade firework blew up.
Aerial fireworks aren't designed to be held over your head.
Best case scenario: you're caught in a cloud of smoke. Putting aerial fireworks on your head can kill you.
This dummy was missing part of its head and hands after the aerial firework demonstration.
Here's a view of the aerial fireworks dummy from below.
Here are the official rules for fireworks in San Diego: https://www.sandiego.gov/fire/safety/tips/fireworks