ST. LOUIS, MO (FOX2NOW) - Thousands of fires across the country each year are sparked by fireworks. And thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. That makes Independence Day, July 4th, always a busy night for firefighters and other first responders.
Thanks to your votes, FOX 2’s Elliott Davis won a ride-along with the St. Louis City Fire Department on the Fourth of July. He spent the night responding to fires with the men and women heading into harm’s way.
The St. Louis Fire Department and EMS made a total of 509 emergency calls that day. Their biggest emergency of the night: responding to a two-alarm at the Macklind Avenue Deli in the Southampton neighborhood.