There are nearly 10,000 injuries across the United States on annual basis as the result of the improper use of fireworks. Most of those injured are children and adolescents. The most common injuries include loss of eyesight, loss of limbs, and/or severe burns to the hands and face.
More than 2,500 times every year the firefighter/EMTs of the Cottleville Fire Protection District respond to emergency calls from residents of Cottleville, Weldon Spring, Dardenne Prairie, St. Peters, and O’Fallon, Missouri. The District covers 38-square miles of southwestern St. Charles County and operates four fire stations. Firefighters respond to a variety of emergency situations including fires, hazardous materials incidents, motor vehicle accidents and medical emergencies.