Burn Awareness: 8 Tips to Help Keep Your Family Safe! by Donna John

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4 years ago
Burn Awareness: 8 Tips to Help Keep Your Family Safe!

Every day, more than 300 children are treated in emergency rooms for burn injuries and two children die from burns, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CPSC). Here are some tips from First Alert to help keep your family safe!

In the Kitchen:

  • Cook on back burners when young children are present, and keep all pot handles turned back, away from the stove edge.
  • During mealtime, place hot items in the center of the table, at least 10 inches from the table edge. Use non-slip placemats instead of tablecloths if toddlers are present.
  • Never drink or carry hot liquids while carrying or holding a child.
  • Keep fire extinguishers close at hand, and within easy reach of the cooking area. If you aren’t confident using conventional home fire extinguishers, consider First Alert’s Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray, which offers an easy-to-use (just point and spray) and easy-to-store alternative.

All Rooms:

  • Check smoke detectors regularly, and replace the batteries every six months. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced an alarm, change it. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
  • Consider switching to voice alarms, such as the First Alert Child Awakening Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms, which use a loud, pre-recorded and tamper-proof human voice to alert residents in the case of smoke and also to the specific location of the hazard within the home. Studies show that children age 6 to 10 are awakened more readily by voice.
  • Keep all appliance cords – especially for items such as irons – coiled and away from counter edges.
  • Establish a “kid zone” out of the high traffic areas near the stove, cords and appliances where children can safely play and still be supervised.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
So important. Thanks to Donna John and First Alert for sharing this vital info!
Meredith Schneider
Awesome tip! Great reminder for everyone.

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