If you're planning to set off some of your own fireworks, we hope you'll do it safely. And just to reinforce why safety is key, here are some stats and tips to make sure everything goes smoothly. This may surprise you... more than half of all people injured by fireworks are under 20 years old. So never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Second is where these injuries happen. More than half are to the hands and face. Make sure not to bend directly over your firework when you set it off. And women you may be thinking only men get hurt, but its almost evenly split 50-50 and here's a good reminder. If your firework doesn't go off, just forget about it and don't try to relight it or pick it up. More than 200 people go to the e-r every day around this time of year for firework related injuries and here's another tip. Don't carry your fireworks in your pocket and don't shoot them off in metal or glass containers. You don't want a possible explosion to create shrapnel. Last year, 8 people died in America from fireworks and all 8 involved illegal or homemade fireworks. If you're still considering going out and buying some, don't get any in brown paper bags... those usually means they are for professionals. And finally know the laws in your locality and know in Virginia any firework that goes up into the air is illegal.