Fireworks sales are in high gear as we get down to the last few days before the actual Fourth of July, and of course, many people will be shooting there fireworks off through the Independence Day holiday. State Fire Marshal Randy Cole says there are about nine thousand fireworks-related injuries in the U.S. each year. But Cole says it doesn’t have to be that way, if consumers just follow the manufacturers’ directions: don’t hold fireworks after they’ve been lit, don’t throw or shoot fireworks at other people, keep water close by in case of a fire, and always have adult supervision. And Cole says stick with the Class C consumer fireworks available at the stands all over the state – don’t try to build your own.