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Burn Safety

Grilling Safety 101

By | Burn Safety

With the arrival of grilling season, aspiring and experienced grill masters need to dust off their grills and brush up on their grilling technique. Food might taste better off the grill, but grill injuries are surprisingly common. For example, in 2012, almost 16,000 people visited emergency rooms for burn injuries…

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What to Do After an Explosion

By | Burn Injuries, Burn Safety

Explosions do not just happen in the movies. Although explosions are relatively rare in real life, they do happen. Explosions are extremely dangerous and if you are in the close vicinity of one, you can suffer many different types of injury. When energy accrues rapidly and releases, an explosion occurs….

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Common Household Fire Hazards

By | Burn Safety

You might not realize it, but your home is full of burn injury hazards. Think about it: you use heat every day to cook. You use electricity to perform household chores like laundry and washing dishes. You probably also use direct heat to curl your hair and iron your clothing….

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Fire Safety Tips for Kids

By | Burn Safety

While protecting your child from harm is a top concern for every parent, it is just as important to give your young ones the tools they need to keep themselves safe. Therefore, teaching kids basic fire safety tips should be a top priority. The good news is that this approach…

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Learning About Smoke Detectors

By | Burn Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading resource for information on fire and fire-related hazards, issues periodic reports on smoke alarms in the US. Recent data and statistics collected from 2009-2013 are shocking: During this time period, only 53 percent of smoke alarms sounded in home fires reported to…

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Keeping Your Home Burn-Safe

By | Burn Safety

Your home is your castle and a haven from the outside world, but the systems, appliances, and other household items within it can be a source of burns. Whether due to carelessness, defective equipment, or external factors, burn-related injuries cause extreme pain and suffering for victims. The required medical care…

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Avoiding Burns in the Kitchen

By | Burn Safety

For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is the space where people congregate for meals, entertaining, doing homework, cooking, baking, and talking about their days. However, the kitchen can also be a source of fires due to the equipment used for meal preparation, cleaning, and…

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Holiday Fire Safety

By | Burn Safety

Crackling fires, twinkling lights, and scented candles are signs of the holiday season, but they also produce fire risks that can turn fun celebrations into tragic catastrophes. While damage to your home and personal items is awful, the real threat of a fire is burns. These injuries are among the…

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Preventing Fires in Your Home

By | Burn Safety

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare to experience a house fire. Once fire tragedy strikes, it’s too late to take precautions to protect your home and yourself. With modern homes being run on power sources like gas and electricity, it’s vital to take the necessary steps to prevent in-home fires. While some…

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