Education

Education is the first line of defense in preventing fires and treating those that have been burned or affected by burns. Education takes on the form of facts and statistics, safety fairs, fire prevention tips, as well as knowing what to say and do when around a burn survivor. Please browse the pages on this website for more information and if you would like the fire education booklets provided by the Burned Children Recovery Foundation, please send us an email and we would be more than happy to work with you! Facts and statistics provided by the CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/masstrauma/factsheets/public/burns.pdf 

Si necesita asistencia en español, visite nuestra página de servicios en español.

Statistics

  • Over 280,000 children are burned in America each year.

  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission claims that fire is one of the leading causes of death in the home for young children.

  • Over 2 million people are burned annually in the U.S.

  • Over 6,000 people die each year in the U.S. as a result of fire/burns.

  • Fire/burns are the 2nd leading cause of accidental death of children under age 5.

  • Fire/burns are the 3rd leading cause of death for all children under age 19.

First Aid

To distinguish a minor burn from a serious burn, the first step is to determine the extent of damage to body tissues. The three burn classifications of first-degree burn, second-degree burn and third-degree burn will help you determine emergency care.

First Aid

To distinguish a minor burn from a serious burn, the first step is to determine the extent of damage to body tissues. The three burn classifications of first-degree burn, second-degree burn and third-degree burn will help you determine emergency care.

Fire SafetyVideos

OCTOBER IS FIRE PREVENTION MONTH

 

Is your family prepared for a fire emergency? October is National Fire Prevention Month and it serves as an excellent time to examine your preparedness. Do you have a home fire escape plan? Have you changed smoke-alarm batteries within the last year?

 

Please take a moment to check your
Smoke Detectors
Candle Safety Rules 
 
  • Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.

  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

  • Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.

  • More Info found at Candles.Org

Christmas Tree Safety

 

Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer. More Info National Fire Protection Association

Chimney Safety

 

Your chimney–and the flue that lines it–adds architectural interest to your home, but its’ real function is to carry dangerous flue gases from your fireplace, wood stove or furnace safely out of your home. A chimney helps your household air stay breathable…just as your windows and your bathroom, attic and kitchen vents do. Unlike those other exhaust points in your home, however, fireplace and wood stove chimneys need a special kind of care.

Space Heater Safety Tips
 
  • Keep all space heaters at least 3 feet away from household combustibles.

  • Use space heaters only as a supplementary source of heat. These devices are not intended to replace the home's heating system.

  • Do not use extension cords with space heaters unless absolutely necessary.

  • Inspect the heater's cord periodically to look for frayed wire or damaged insulation. Do not use a space heater with a damaged cord.

  • More info UL.Com

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