Hi Friends! It’s Siren here. This week, February 5 – 11, is National Burn Awareness Week. The goal of the week to share burn, fire and life safety education to prevent burn injuries.
Did you know most fire-related injuries are burns? According to the National Fire Protection Association, about every 60 seconds, someone in the United States gets a burn injury serious enough to need medical treatment.
To help prevent fires you should follow the following safety tips.
If you do know someone that is playing with fire or setting fires intentionally, tell your grownup to read more about the FDNY Juvenile Fire-Setters Intervention Program here.
A scald burn is one of the most common ways kids get hurt. Children five and under are the most at risk. Things like liquid and steam can cause burns serious enough to require surgery. Here are some tips for your grownup to practice to prevent severe scald burns.
Electrical burns happen when someone touches an electrical source. This can be something within the house or even nature like lightening. The following safety measures can help prevent electrical burns.
During this week be sure to share with all your loved ones ways to raise awareness about Burn Safety. To get more tips check out our flash facts here. Don’t forget to follow Siren and Hot Dog on Twitter.