LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - University Medical Center says each year about 3,000 children nationwide end up in the emergency room during 4th of July celebrations. Here are UMC's top three reminders for staying safe with fireworks:
There are more ideas for staying safe, courtesy of UMC, posted below.
Tips for a Safe 4th of July
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(June 30, 2009) Across the South Plains this weekend, families and children the Fourth of July. Nationally, over 3,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries.
The excitement of fireworks is an important part of the magic of the Fourth of July for children and adults. However, it is critical safety remain a priority while around fireworks. By following these safety tips, risks associated with fireworks can be minimized:
One more thing to remember: PETS can be frightened by loud noises and bright flashes. Keep your pets indoors while enjoying your fireworks.
UMC Health System is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Founded in 1978, it is home to the region UMC Heart Center, the UMC Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center, and the UMC Children's Hospital.
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