ReadyWisconsin: Fourth of July is a time for fun, but it's important to stay safe

MILWAUKEE -- The Fourth of July and fireworks just go together. With the holiday approaching, this is a great time to remember the dangers of fireworks which can cause serious injuries and death if not properly used.

    “We all like to celebrate the 4th of July, but mishandling fireworks could cause a tragic end to the festivities,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula. “Make sure you purchase only legal fireworks, follow the manufacturer’s directions on storing and lighting fireworks and NEVER have a child light them.”

    Here are more tips to protect yourself and your family:

      Also remember to play it safe when traveling over the holiday: