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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 31: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the 9pm display during New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images)

A new law signed into law by Governor Ron Desantis will now allow Florida citizens to legally shoot fireworks on the 4th of July.

With the old laws on fireworks, you had to sign a waiver saying that you would only use the fireworks in agricultural zones for the purpose of scaring away birds.

Some public officials warn that many injuries could arise from this new law.

Lt. Jennifer Truman of Charlotte County Fire says, “Nearly 50% of the injuries caused by fireworks are burns, and the majority of the injuries tend to be to people’s heads, their hands, fingers those type of areas.”

Syndi Bultman, Injury Prevention Resource Coordinator of Lee Health believes that more injuries are likely to happen this year than previous years because of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Who’s going to take advantage of this new, and what kind of precautions are you going to take?

 

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