Fire & Burn Safety

  1. Smoke Alarms
    Categories: Fire & Burn Safety

    Smoke Alarms

    Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half. The most dangerous fires are in homes without working smoke alarms. Most people who are killed in house fires die from carbon monoxide and smoke inhalation, not burns. Have an escape plan if fire breaks out in the home - “two ways out” should...
  2. Home Electrical Safety
    Categories: Fire & Burn Safety

    Home Electrical Safety

    We have talked about High Voltage and the Effects of electric current in the human body  - we also offer Electrical Safety Training for the workplace (as well as electrical safety training materials) - but what about at home? Some home electrical safety tips: Never overload outlets, power strips, multi-plug adapters or extension cords. Use light bulbs with the correct wattage for...
  3. Fire Reporting and Procedure
    Categories: Fire & Burn Safety

    Fire Reporting and Procedure

    Do you have a Fire Plan at work? Not only should ever workplace have an evacuation map and plan, conduct drills, and have fire and evacuation equipment on hand, but any organization should have a specific procedure for reporting a fire or fire threat. If a fire alarm or alert is sounded or a fire is reported by an employee...
  4. What's the worst thing you can do for a burn?
    Categories: Fire & Burn Safety

    What's the worst thing you can do for a burn?

    Burns are very common injuries and can range from minor to deadly - even scalds (the focus of this year's Burn Awareness Week) can be life threatening. Since burns are so common, we want to drill down to some basics on burn treatment - this is primarily for 1st and 2nd degree burns (third degree burns, should just be covered...
  5. Burns
    Categories: Fire & Burn Safety


    Burn Injuries Burns may be caused by many means; from thermal energy such as the sun or a heat source, to chemical processes, or even electrical exposure. We characterize the seriousness of a burn by the degree of its depth in skin tissue and the severity of the injury. A first-degree burn, therefore, affects only the superficial layers of the...
  6. Initial First Aid Treatment for Minor Burns
    Categories: Fire & Burn Safety

    Initial First Aid Treatment for Minor Burns

    When a burn injury occurs, it causes a break in the skin and may subsequently cause an infection if it is not treated appropriately or the right away. Think of the skin as a coat of armor for the human body... burns create a chink in the armor, allowing infection in. “How do I treat a minor burn?” The American...
  7. You know what burns?
    Categories: Child Safety & Fire & Burn Safety

    You know what burns?

    Steam Burns, Hot Liquids Burn. Remember this. We so frequently focus on Chemical Burns and the typical Thermal Burns caused by fire and hot objects that we forget the danger in scalding burns. When thinking about Burn Awareness this week, remember scalds... 84% of scald burns occur in the home: During mealtime, always place hot items in the center of the table away...
  8. It can happen in a Flash with a Splash: Liquid and Steam Burn Like Fire!
    Categories: Child Safety & Fire & Burn Safety

    It can happen in a Flash with a Splash: Liquid and Steam Burn Like Fire!

    Share this infographic for Burn Awareness Week! Did you know? Steam in popcorn bags is hotter than 180 degrees and can burn you in less than a second! When opening microwave popcorn bags allow the bag to sit for at least a minute and open the bag away from your face.
  9. Burn Awareness
    Categories: Fire & Burn Safety

    Burn Awareness

    Tomorrow begins Burn Awareness Week. All week we will be sharing Fire & Burn Safety information for you to read, learn and 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...

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