Teach your kids fire safety before they get hurt
So few people ever think about kids fire safety, yet burn injuries are amongst the most common of household hazards.
I for one, hate seeing and dealing with a burn injury, particularly by fire. As a former medic, I have seen some truly horrific sights. It is not nice!
When it comes to burning injuries, you need to not only teach your kids fire safety you need to make them aware of the various things that can cause burns as well as cause fires.A burn injury can be caused by hot water and other liquids, as well as electrical shock, and fire or chemicals, i.e., acids and alkalies.
Kids fire safety is something that we should take note of on a daily basis, no matter where we are. You may well have taken all the precautions necessary in your home but what about the homes of friends and other family members. Have they considered home fire safety?
My baby brother used a coat hanger to hook a pot of boiling milk on the stove down onto himself. It was many weeks before his burn injury healed, and he was confined to bed for most of that time. Fortunately, our neighbor was a Pharmacist, and he was able to deal with the damage. He came around twice a day to provide and change the child’s dressings.
As young married women with children, I never really thought much about home fire safety and the possible hazards of heaters. We had a two … Read the rest.....