The Erie County Sheriff’s Office and staff of Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo will be hosting a joint press conference regarding fireworks and the injuries caused by the explosions.
Members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad will demonstrate the danger of fireworks with a live demonstration. The demonstration with ignite a common firework next to ballistics gel. The gel replicates the human flesh and shows the damage to the human hand and burns to the flesh.
When: Thursday, July 3, 11 a.m.
Where: Chestnut Ridge Park
(Pavilion at the bottom of the toboggan hill, accessible from Route 277)
The Bomb Squad will be available for interviews and will have a display of common fireworks for viewing and photographing.