Honolulu EMS Responds to Fireworks Related Injuries - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Honolulu EMS Responds to Fireworks Related Injuries

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- The Honolulu Emergency Medical Services Division responded to five separate injuries directly related to the New Year's Eve firework celebration within a two-hour span.

The first incident happened at 10:18 PM.  EMS officials responded to a female patient in Waianae suffering from firework burns to the hand.  She was treated and released at the scene.

At 10:26 PM, EMS transfered a man in his 30's from the Pali Momi Medical Center to the Straub Clinic and Hospital.  The man was in serious condition suffering from firework related burns to about 20% of his body.

At 11:41 PM, EMS treated and released a female patient on Alewa Drive suffering from firework burns to the hand.

At 12:02 AM, EMS treated and released a man in his 30's suffering from unknown injuries related to fireworks.

At 12:04 AM, EMS transported a woman in her 30's to Straub Clinic and Hospital in stable condition.  She was experiencing difficulty breathing due to firework smoke exposure. 

EMS officials say although they received nearly 400 calls, there were no reports of critical injuries or fatalities related to the New Year's Eve firework celebration.

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