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    Celebrate safely: fireworks can cause severe injuries, even death

    Published on July 2, 2015 By Rich Kelley, NREMT-P, EMS clinical supervisor, Mount Nittany Medical Center

    Synonymous with the Fourth of July, fireworks are often used at celebrations among friends and family this time of year. Although pretty, fireworks can be extremely dangerous if proper care is not taken. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind if you plan to use or be around fireworks this summer: Before lighting a firework, you should always read the warning label carefully and follow all directions. It’s important to always buy from a legal, reputable seller. Legal fireworks will have a label with the manufacturer’s name and directions for use. Many times, illegal firewo...

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