This is a posting of events of interest to Shriners in the Western States
140 year of Shriners
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Fire Safety always on a Shriners mind
Fire Safety Simplified
In 2012, more than 136,000 children across the United States, including more than 67,000 children 4 and under, were injured due to a fire or burn and treated in emergency rooms, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Use these tips to keep children safe around fires, fireworks, grills and other heat sources:
Teach kids to never play with matches, gasoline, lighter fluid or lighters. Make a habit of placing these items up and away from young children.
Do not leave children unattended near grills, campfires, fire pits or bonfires. Always have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby whenever there is a burning fire.
Take your child to a doctor or hospital immediately if he or she is injured in a fire or by fireworks.
Shriners Hospitals for Children encourages families to take these precautions to enjoy a safe, injury-free summer. If an injury occurs, the physicians and staff of Shriners Hospitals can help. To find out more about the treatments available visit ShrinersHospitalsforChildren.org.
Your Shriners Public Relations Chairman has more Information that he uses in our Annual Burn Awareness program every February