1. Wildfire
    Categories: Burn, Fire Safety & Disaster & Survival Preparedness


    Wildfire. As the temperatures rise, and things dry out (especially considering the current drought issues) wildfire risk rises everywhere. Some reminders about Wildfire Safety: How To Protect Your Home From Wildfires   Wildfire Safety Priorities   Prepared for Wildfire?   Top 3 Ways to Prepare for a Wildfire   Ready for Wildfires?   Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones During a Wildfire   Be ready for...
  2. Candle Fire & Burn Prevention
    Categories: Burn, Fire Safety & Disaster & Survival Preparedness

    Candle Fire & Burn Prevention

    Candles add a warm and romantic glow to an evening. Emergency Candles are popular for Disaster Survival & Blackouts as well. But Candles are hazards, too. Consider using battery-operated or electric flameless candles that can look, smell and feel like real candles - without the flame. ~ Never use candles in sleeping or bedroom areas. ~ Keep at least 12...
  3. Grilling Safety
    Categories: Burn

    Grilling Safety

    The weather is changing... soon we'll be out barbecuing and enjoying the great outdoors! Check the grill's gas tank hose for leaks each time before use. Always make sure the lid is open before lighting. If the flame goes out, turn the gas grill off and wait 15 minutes before re-lighting. ~ Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be...
  4. Cooking Safety for the Super Bowl
    Categories: Burn

    Cooking Safety for the Super Bowl

    Getting your Super Bowl game face on? Score more points this year by putting kitchen fire safety in your line up. Super Bowl Sunday is a big day for food consumption. That means a lot of time spent planning and preparing game day snacks. Before you kick off your menu, take a look at these U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) tips...
  5. Have you become more "Burn Aware" this week?
    Categories: Burn

    Have you become more "Burn Aware" this week?

    All week long, we've been sharing Burn and Scald Awareness information as part of promoting National Burn Awareness Week... did it help? Although scald burns can happen to anyone, young children, older adults and people with disabilities are the most likely to incur such injuries. Most scald burn injuries happen in the home, in connection with the preparation or serving...
  6. Tap Water Scald Safety
    Categories: Burn & Children's First Aid

    Tap Water Scald Safety

    A safe temperature for a bath is 100°F. Although the most common maximum temperature of water delivered by residential water heaters is 120°F, 120°F is an upper safety limit—not a target to be aimed at. At 120°F, it takes only 5 minutes of exposure for adults to have a full thickness burn. Save your skin and wallet by setting your...
  7. Burn Awareness Week: February 1-7, 2016
    Categories: Burn

    Burn Awareness Week: February 1-7, 2016

    Download this poster/handout to share Burn Awareness Week, observed the first full week in February, is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities. Burn Awareness Week, celebrated early in the year, is an excellent opportunity to “kick off” a year full...
  8. Video: Protect children from scalds and burns
    Categories: Burn & Children's First Aid

    Video: Protect children from scalds and burns

    Young children are at high risk of being burned by hot food and liquids. Keep children away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of 3 feet (1 meter) around the stove. Keep young children at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from any place where hot food or drink is being prepared or carried. Keep hot foods and...
  9. Hot Tub
    Categories: Burn & Children's First Aid

    Hot Tub

    During Healthy and Safe Swimming Week we talk about Hot Tubs - as in the Jacuzzi type, but this week, during Burn Awareness Week we want you to the about the bathtub type tub and the risk of Scalds. 84% of scald burns occur in the home. To avoid scald burns while bathing, fill the tub to you desired level and turn water off before...
  10. Scalds
    Categories: Burn


    Scalds are a dangerous and frequent type of burn. "It can happen in a Flash with a Splash" liquid and steam burn like fire. According to American Burn Association in their "Burn incident and treatment in the United States: 2013 fact sheet", every minute, someone in the United States sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment. (Estimated 450,000 injuries/year or...

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