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Fireworks Safety For The Fourth

Published: Jul. 3, 2007 at 10:36 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2007 at 6:56 PM CDT
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"At this time of the year, it's a pretty high injury time for fireworks, typically the 4th of...
"At this time of the year, it's a pretty high injury time for fireworks, typically the 4th of July is the big one," says Rade Vukmir, M.D.
"I have a lot of grand kids and we do this safety wise and I don't want to see any children get...
"I have a lot of grand kids and we do this safety wise and I don't want to see any children get hurt doing fireworks," says Jerry McHenry

You can probably hear or see fireworks right now but not following some safety advice could end up harming you this holiday.

Eleven deaths and close to 10,000 injuries all associated with fireworks in the United states last year according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. "At this time of the year, it's a pretty high injury time for fireworks, typically the 4th of July is the big one," says Rade Vukmir, M.D.

So to make sure your family is safe, follow some common sense rules.  "Unfortunately the best advice is leave in hands of professionals. You need to do adequate supervision for both yourself and your children," says Vukmir.

Some local fireworks stands also want to keep you safe. "I have a lot of grand kids and we do this safety wise and I don't want to see any children get hurt doing fireworks," says Jerry McHenry.

A reminder once again, fireworks are not allowed within the Amarillo city limits.