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Have a Blast This 4th of July: Safety Tips & More

Download a printable version of this blog post. Each year, emergency departments in the United States treat approximately 7,000 patients for injuries caused by fireworks.  Injuries from fireworks can range from burns to more serious medical problems like cuts and amputations. In severe cases, consequences from fireworks use can result in death. Protect yourself and your family by […]

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Fireworks Safety on July 4th

Each year, emergency departments in the United States treat approximately 7,000 patients for injuries caused by fireworks.  Injuries from fireworks can range from burns to more serious medical problems like cuts and amputations. In severe cases, consequences from fireworks use can result in death. Protect yourself and your family by following these guidelines from the National Fire […]

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Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks cause an average of almost 20,000 reported fires each year, and in 2013, sparklers caused 41 percent of fireworks injuries. Check out some other, interesting statistics as well as tips to help keep you and your family safe this 4th of July. Fireworks By the Numbers More than one quarter (28%) of fires started […]

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WakeMed Treats 200 Fireworks Injuries Per Year

Every year, WakeMed treats nearly 200 patients for burns from fireworks.  Please keep yourself and your family safe this Fourth of July by following these guidelines provided by Safe Kids Wake County. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch them at a community event where professionals handle them. Kids should never play with […]

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