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UPMC Mercy Burn Center and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Bomb Squad Stress Fireworks Safety and Summer Grilling Precautions

WHAT: Interviews and safety demonstrations of fireworks, gas grill and campfire risks
 
WHY: Each year, UPMC Mercy Burn Center sees an increase in serious injuries resulting in the loss of vision or limbs, specifically fingers and hands, related to fireworks usage. As part of an ongoing effort to discourage the use of fireworks and sparklers, the burn center team will once again provide glow sticks to local area EMS facilities for distribution. Community members are encouraged to contact their local EMS department for availability.
 
WHO:
  • Jenny Ziembicki, M.D., medical director, UPMC Mercy Burn Center
  • Carlos Schrader, detective, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Bomb Squad
  • Don Brucker, fire marshal, Allegheny County
WHEN: 9 a.m., Friday, June 20
 
WHERE: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (PBP) Firing Range, Washington Blvd. and Highland Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15206
 
Note to Media: Please meet media relations personnel at the PBP Firing Range, which is located up over the tracks on the opposite side of the street. Look for the emergency vehicle parked at the entrance.

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