Tag: fireworks

Firefighters Burn Center promotes July Fourth safety

It’s hard to get any more American than celebrating Independence Day with fireworks. But with that celebration comes plenty of risk, and Regional One Health’s Firefighters Burn Center wants Memphians to stay safe this July Fourth. William Hickerson, MD, FACS The Firefighters Burn Center sees between 650 and 700 patients annually with [...]

2018-10-10T08:19:10-06:00June 29th, 2017|

Think safety first this Fourth of July

Fireworks and sparklers are commonly used in Fourth of July celebrations, but these celebrations can quickly turn to tragedy.  In 2013, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,400 people for fireworks related injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association.  “The good news is that these injuries are 100 percent preventable,” said Dr. William [...]

2018-10-10T08:21:39-06:00June 30th, 2015|

Safety First This Fourth of July

Firefighters Burn Center Urges Safety Summer is a time of vacations, cookouts, picnics and, of course, the Fourth of July. However, summertime also brings an increase in fires and injuries. Cooking out and using fireworks are part of many individuals’ fun holiday celebrations, but both can lead to injury. Fireworks were involved in an [...]

2018-10-10T08:21:49-06:00July 1st, 2014|