How to avoid disasters and injuries over the holiday season

“You know, we’ll see a lot of burn injuries, and we’ll also see a lot of house fires,” says Charlie Sloane who is Deputy Chief of Operations at Hennepin EMS. “Especially around Thanksgiving, people trying to deep fry a turkey in their garage and didn’t prepare it properly. We’ll definitely see that stuff around the holidays.”

He says they also respond to a number of falls.

“We’ll see people slipping and falling and they might have a broken ankle, a broken hip, a broken wrist,” says Sloane. “We see a lot of orthopedic injuries.”