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Fun in the Sun

Safety first this summer

It's time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the lake. Whatever people have planned, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants them to enjoy their holiday but make sure it's as safe as it is fun.

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are festive, beautiful and a big part of many Nebraskans' Fourth of July get-togethers. Unfortunately, they can also be dangerous. According to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office, 176 people visited the emergency room with fireworks-related injuries June 25-July 5, 2015.

To enjoy fireworks safely, follow t...

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