BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
Emergency room visits can go way up at this time of year.
In the emergency room of Kern Medical Center they see plenty of holiday related injuries and this year the problems are compounded by 100 degree heat.
Doctors say people fail to realize they are getting dehydrated until it’s too late.
Alcohol is another source of trips to the Emergency Room.
Fireworks are always a danger.
At San Joaquin Community Hospital and the Grossman burn center they see multiple firework related burns every Independence Day.
Local doctors and nurses say they want to see everyone have a happy and safe Fourth of July.