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Special Episode Alert: Early Childhood Chats with Dr. Kelly Currie, MD

With the Fourth of July comes many smiles, memories, and magical moments. However, celebrations with fireworks also bring certain unique dangers. We have teamed up with surgical expert, Dr. Kelly Currie, to bring you a special Fourth of July episode with tips on how to keep kids safe on this explosive holiday.

Meet Dr. Kelly Currie

Dr. Kelly Currie, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Washington University Physicians. Dr. Currie specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, including limb salvage surgery, as well as general reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Currie received her medical doctorate from the University of Buffalo where she graduated with research honors. She then completed her General Surgery residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Medical Center, her Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Colorado, and a Hand and Microsurgery fellowship at Southern Illinois University. Throughout her career, she has been honored with many awards, including membership to the ​​Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her research interests include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medicine and Outcomes Research.

What to Expect in This Episode

Children are curious. Fireworks, with all of their sparkles and color, pose as a delightful object for children to explore. Every year, nearly 2,000 children are treated for firework related injuries. Dr. Currie shares her extensive knowledge on burn related injuries, particularly those related to firework injuries. In this episode, we gather all of her tips on keeping kids safe from firework injuries this Fourth of July and share them with you.

Why You Should Tune In

Gather around to receive expert advice this Fourth of July so that you can celebrate the holiday safely! Dr. Currie provides authoritative and evidence-based advice on how to keep children safe around fireworks. The episode offers practical tips and strategies for parents and caregivers to implement immediately. These actionable insights can help prevent accidents and ensure a safe celebration.

How to Listen

Tune in to the latest episode of Early Childhood Chats on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Youtube. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review to help us reach more listeners who can benefit from these valuable conversations.

Join the Conversation

We love hearing from our listeners! After you’ve listened to the episode, join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #EarlyChildhoodChats or tag The Institute for Childhood Preparedness in your posts. Share your thoughts, ask questions, and connect with other passionate individuals who are committed to fostering the best possible outcomes for young children.


Thank you for being a part of our community and for your dedication to early childhood education. We hope that this special episode with Dr. Kelly Currie will give you valuable insights on how to keep children safe this Fourth of July. We encourage you to subscribe to and rate our podcast! Share this episode with your parents to share these safety tips!

For more information on Dr. Currie’s practice and research, go to the following link:


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