TNT Fireworks manager Angie Fedenko checks her stock Tuesday. The stand only sells fireworks that don't require a permit from the city to light so residents can light them on their own.
Outdoor activities and the use of fireworks are a staple of the Fourth of July weekend, but safety is also a big concern.
Many fireworks businesses have popped up around the area, and the crackling and snapping of those devices they sell have started ringing through local neighborhoods.
According to a 2011 National Fire Protection Association report, 9,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. Nearly 89 percent of emergency room fireworks injuries involved fireworks that federal regulations permit consumers to use. ...