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Keven Moore: Throwing a Fourth of July party is fun — but fireworks bring plenty of safety hazards

Is it just me, or does it seem like the fireworks season has begun much sooner than the July 4 holiday? Not one to be a fireworks snob who has been known to partake in such celebration over the years, going way back to my pre-teen days, but I have been listening to fireworks go off every night for the last two weeks. One night last week at 11:30 p.m., I was awakened by fireworks going off in a nearby...

Keven Moore: Consumer fireworks bring risks — devastating burns, fires, and even death

Each Fourth of July, thousands of people — most often children and teens — are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks — devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. When it came to fireworks, growing up I used to think the cool dads and entrepreneurial young men in my neighborhood were the members of the...

Keven Moore: Despite the risks, we just love our fireworks; show a little love for safety, too

What do you get when you combine alcohol, fireworks and a day off from work? Independence Day, of course.   You also get some pretty stupid – and dangerous – stunts, whether it’s someone shooting fireworks out of his rear-end or lighting firecrackers in his mouth.   Each week KyForward’s “resident riskologist” Keven Moore shines the light on America’s...