Fireworks

Saturday, July 3, 2021Village of Hawthorn Woods 4th of July

Relax and watch as we light up the sky honoring our country and celebrating our freedom. Check back later for more details including COVID-19 safety precautions.

A Message from Hawthorn Woods Police Department: Celebrate Safely

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In an effort to maintain the safety of the residents and visitors to the Village of Hawthorn Woods effective immediately the Hawthorn Woods Police Department has instituted a zero tolerance policy towards illegal fireworks.

Annually, thousands of people are treated in emergency departments for fireworks related injuries in the U.S. Two-thirds of these injuries and in some cases death, occur between June 16 and July 16.

Officers will be vigilant in enforcing the fireworks laws. Citations will be issued with fines ranging from $100 to $750. All illegal fireworks will be confiscated and destroyed properly.

Enjoy Fireworks Safely

The Fourth of July means barbecues and fireworks. It may seem like harmless fun, but fireworks are explosives. Only professionals should handle them.

On average, 280 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the Fourth of July holiday. Follow these tips to prevent injury from fireworks:

  • Leave the lighting to the professionals. Attend fireworks displays.
  • Do not try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully ignited.
  • Keep sparklers away from children. They can burn at temperatures about 2,000 degrees. That is hot enough to melt some metals.

For more information on firework safety, check out the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Fireworks page.