140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Burn Awareness Week Feb. 1-7 Lets make this year Burn Free

Dear Shriners and Ladies,
The kitchen is a wonderful place to spend time with your kids — preparing and cooking meals together can be so much fun!

But scalds and burns cause by outlets, stoves, and ovens can happen in an instant, so the kitchen is also one of the most important places to “Be Burn Aware.”

During Burn Awareness Week (February 1-7), please be sure to review and share these tips to help keep kids burn-free!
Practice Electrical Safety
In the U.S., electrical burns and injuries from lightning result in approximately 3,000 admissions to hospital burn units annually, and result in about 1,000 fatalities. Be electrical fire safe:
Place covers on all electrical outlets.
Unplug all electrical devices within a child’s reach.
Come indoors and stay there during an electrical storm.

Prevent Scalding
Every day, hundreds of young children with burn injuries are taken to emergency rooms — children who were never even near a flame. They are victims of scalds … and these types of burns can be prevented. Here are some ways how:
Lower the temperature settings on water heaters to 120° F (49° C) or less.
When filling the bathtub, turn on cold water first, and then mix in warmer water carefully.
Keep pot handles turned inward.

Stay Fire SafeApproximately 85 percent of fire-related deaths occur in homes. And every year, more than 400 children under the age of 10 die in home fires. Many could be prevented by following some prevention tips and precautions:
Never leave food that is cooking unattended; supervise children’s use of the stove, oven, or microwave.
Keep matches and lighters locked up and away from children.
Do not place electrical cords or wires under rugs, over nails, or in high traffic areas.
As a leader in burn care, research, and education since the 1960s, Shriners Hospitals for Children® has many resources available to keep your home fire-safe and your kids burn-free.
Be Burn Aware: Safety begins with you.
Sincerely,
Dale Stauss
Dale Stauss,Chairman of the Board of Directors, Shriners Hospitals for Children®

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