New Year’s Eve busy for Valley first responders and hospitals

  • Source: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
  • Published: 12/30/2019 03:43 AM

While you prepare for your New Year’s Eve festivities, remember that accidents and emergencies will also happen across the Valley. “We see a lot more accidents and injuries related to alcohol consumption,” Zach Bair, an emergency room physician at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Friday. “New Year’s Eve brings a little bit more interesting cases in regards to injuries, kind of like the Fourth of July, we might see some firework injuries or burns.” With those interesting cases, both hospitals and fire departments are preparing across the Valley for a busy few hours as the clock strikes midnight. “Just because fireworks are legal right now doesn’t mean you have to use them,” Phoenix Fire Captain Kenny Overton said.


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