Experts share easy precautions to prevent injury

September 16, 2019 posted by


H 7’S KRISTYNA ENGDAHL IS LIVE AT BERGAN MERCY. REPORTER JULIE, CHI SAYS SO FAR THIS, THEY’VE TREATED THREE FIREWORKS INJURIES, HERE AT BERGAN, ANOTHER AT IMMANUEL, AND SADLY, THEY’RE EXPECTING MORE. BUT EXPERTS SAY, THERE ARE EAS PRECAUTIONS YOU CAN TAKE PREVENT INJURY. FIREWORKS, MAY BE BIG BUSINESS.>>WE JUST HAD A $2,000 SALE TODAY. REPORTER: BUT THEY COME WITH A BIG WARNING, OFTEN, IN BIG WRITING RIGHT ON THE PACKAGE.>>WE GIVE AWAY A LOT OF FREE PUNKS SO THAT PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO USE THEIR LIGHTERS. REPORTER: THIS IS THE BELLINO’S TENT MANAGER NEAR 72ND AND DODG FOR ADDED PRECAUTION HE ALSO RECOMMENDS SAFETY-FUSES, BASICALLY, A TEN-FOOT WICK EXTENDER.>>YOU CAN GET A GOOD DISTANCE BEFORE LIGHTING IT UP. REPORTER: BUT NOTHING REPLACES OLD-FASHIONED CONVERSATION.>>BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS, WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING. REPORTER: BILL LAMSON, SHOPPING WITH HIS SONS AND NEPHEWS, SAYS BEFORE FIREWORKS FUN, THEY ALL HAVE A TAL>>BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOUR FRIENDS ARE DOING, IF YOU’RE WITH THEM. REPORTER: BUT HERE ARE SOME MORE TIPS. NEVER RE-LIGHT A DUD, HAVE A WATER SOURCE NEARBY, AND MAKE SURE A USED FIREWORK, IS TOTALLY EXTINGUISHED. LAST YEAR, JUST ONE LOCAL HOSPITAL NOTED ABOUT THIRTY-INJURIES. NATIONALLY, THAT NUMBER WAS CLOSER TO 11,000. EXPERTS SHOW IN A DEMONSTRATION THE FORCE OF AN EXPLOSIO BUT PARENTS SHOPPING FOR THE 4TH KNOW VIGILANCE, AND EDUCATION,

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