burn first aid

  1. 10% OFF Memorial Day Week Long Sale!
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    10% OFF Memorial Day Week Long Sale!

    Extended through Midnight tonight, for those of you that missed it over the weekend! Get ready for summer and stay safe. Stock up on Outdoor First Aid, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent & Relief & even Burn Care First Aid for grilling and campfire safety! 10% off Site-Wide*. Add code "FREEDOM" in your shopping cart! Also, learn the History of Memorial Day...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. How to Maintain Fire Fighting Equipment
    Categories: Burn & Fire Safety

    How to Maintain Fire Fighting Equipment

    Fighting fires is one of the most dangerous jobs on the market. Making a very small mental mistake can have drastic consequences. On top of that, your equipment must be in prime shape every time you go out on the job. If one piece of your turnout gear malfunctions or has an issue, you can be in very hot water...
  8. Categories: Burn & Fire Safety

    5 Firework Safety Tips and Resources

    "Oooooooooh... Ahhhhhhh..." 🎆 Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks...
  9. Categories: Burn

    Burn First Aid: Know the Severity and the Treatment

    Burns Burns may be caused by a number of things, from thermal energy (heat), chemical processes, or electrical exposure.  We characterize the seriousness of a burn by the degree of its depth in skin tissue.  A first-degree burn, therefore, affects only the superficial layers of the skin.  A common example of first-degree burn is sunburn.  Pain, tenderness, and redness commonly...
  10. Categories: Burn & Basic First Aid Information

    Treating a Burn

    Burns suck. They can be one of the most painful - and  are often a deadly - injury. Burns are common, and com in a variety of types and degrees. Knowing First Aid for Burns, and how to treat a burn is essential. Care after a Burn Care that is immediately given after a burn is referred to as “on-site...

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