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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSpecialists of Emergency Medical Service remind residents they should be very careful when celebrating different events, especially in terms of handling fireworks. Last year, medical attention was provided to eleven people, including four children, who were injured as a result of careless use of fireworks.

Petards had detonated while still held in hand or right before someone’s face. People who handled fireworks were injured as a result, as did the people who were near at the moment of detonation. Some woman had been injured because a petard was improperly placed – facing the people. Injuries included hearing impairment, facial burns, lacerations on fingers, severe facial injuries, eye injuries and others. All of them will have a serious impact on injured people’s lives.

Emergency Medical Service provides advice when handling fireworks:

-if you decide to buy fireworks, do so only in specialized shops. Never buy fireworks ‘off hands’ – it will most likely turn out of poor quality and potentially dangerous. NEVER try and create fireworks at home;

-always make sure to carefully read though instructions;

-be sure not to allow children to use fireworks.

-if you fail to ‘launch’ a petard on the first try, you must not try it a second time.

-fireworks must never be set up facing the crowd or yourself. Remember: a petard can not only hurt the people in close proximity to you, but also fly into windows, balconies and injure people further away.

Ref: 102.109.109.3463


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