Campfire Safety: 3 Things You Need to Do If a Burn Injury Occurs! by Dr. Heidi Renner

Family Health Safety
a year ago
Campfire Safety: 3 Things You Need to Do If a Burn Injury Occurs!

Campfires are fun, but also can be dangerous. If you're at a campfire and a burn injury occurs, the affected person needs to stop, drop and roll and someone else needs to dial 911 immediately. Until help arrives, do the following: 

  • Stop the fire
  • Stop the injury from getting worse by removing the inciting source and any clothing that might be on fire
  • Put a dry dressing on the wound to stop heat loss

This also will help with pain control. Don't take chances – sacrifice the marshmallow, save the skin!

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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