Forget fireworks |

Forget fireworks

As a retired ophthalmic nurse, may I point out that wildfires are not the only danger posed by fireworks. I have seen families devastated by the injuries caused from firework burns. These injuries are always accidental, but we all know that “stuff” happens, even when we think we are being careful and vigilant. A few minutes of squealing delight aren’t worth the risk of pain and disfigurement. Trust me, if you ever see a child with a firework burn, you will never forget it.

Fireworks do not belong in driveways or backyards.

Glennis Dole

Grass Valley

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User