>Stay Fire Smart!
Don’t Get Burned
Fire Prevention Week October 4-10, 2009
This year focuses on burn awareness and prevention.
Here are some tips to “Stay Fire Smart”. Share these safety tips with the your children.
*Keep hot foods and liquids away from tables and counter edges so they cannot be pulled or knocked over.
*Always be careful when using things that get hot such as curling irons, oven, irons, lamps and heaters.
*Hot things can hurt children. Remind them to stay away from hot things.
*Test the water before placing children in the tub.
*Treat a burn right away. Put it in cool water for 3-5 minutes. Cover with a clean , dry cloth.
*If the burn is bigger than your fist, or if you have any questions, get medical help right away.
*Keep things that can burn (potholders, towels, and paper) away from the stove.
*Keep space heaters 3 feet from anything that can burn.
*Turn off space heaters every time you leave the room and before going to bed.
*Never use an oven to heat the house.
*Children should tell a grown-up if they find matches or lighters.
*Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
*Put out lit candles when you leave a room.
*Stay three feet away from burning candles.
*Check electrical cards to make sure they are not damaged.
…. National Fire Protection Association