February 7 – 13, 2011, is Burn Awareness Week, and the burn team at Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Northern California is making sure parents and children know how to prevent burn injuries. On Friday, February 11, the Northern California Shriners Hospital kicks off its 2011 prevention series, Safety Begins at Home with Ben & Ali. Children from local elementary schools will gather in the hospital’s auditorium for an interactive program focusing on how to prevent burn injuries in the kitchen, bathroom, living room and other areas of the home.
Mascots Ben & Ali will join presenters in teaching children how they can prevent burn injuries. The safety tips will be reinforced by local firefighters who will give students a tour of a fire truck and will bring a fire safety house that will be used to teach kids how to safely exit a house fire.
Safety Begins at Home with Ben & Ali will be offered three times a year at the Shriners Hospital for Children® in Sacramento, located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard. All programs are scheduled from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Dates for the 2011 programs are Feb. 11, May 19 and Oct. 20. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the public & community relations office at (916) 453-2018.
For more information about Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Northern California, please call (916) 453-2000 or visit www.shrinershospitals.org.