The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to go outside, kick back with family and friends, throw some burgers on the grill and enjoy a spectacular fireworks-show. We’ve put together some helpful tips so you can be sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.
Fireworks can be a great Fourth of July activity when used properly, but dangerous if used recklessly. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, fireworks injuries in Indiana has increased by 177% since 2012. Here are some things to keep in mind when using fireworks:
Learn more about treating firework burns and other related injuries.
Nothing beats a home grilled burger. However, it’s important to take precautions when using a grill. Every year, 7,000 Americans are injured when using barbecue grills and it’s usually a case of incorrect use.
Outdoors activities like sports and swimming are enjoyable, but should be done in a safe manner. Here are a few reminders before heading outside:
In case of any medical emergencies that may come up during your Fourth of July, know the location of your nearest St. Vincent Neighborhood Hospital. We provide quality medical services with quick turnaround times, so you can get treatment with no hassle and get back to the celebration in no time. Remember, if you are having an immediate emergency, call 9-1-1.
Have a Happy Independence Day!
Fireworks Laws in Indiana: http://www.in.gov/dhs/files/fireworks_factsheet.pdf
Fireworks Incidents: https://www.in.gov/isdh/files/ISDH_FireworksReport_2013.pdf
Summer Barbecues Dos and Don’ts: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/ten-tips-safe-summer-barbecues-learn-dos-donts/story?id=139183822
Avoiding Cross Contamination: https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/communication/bbq-iq.html