Summer Burn Safety

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Summer Burn Safety. Created by:American Burn AssociationBurn Prevention Committee. Subsidized by:United States Fire Administration/Federal Emergency Management Agency. Fire and Burn Death and Injury. Deaths4,000 passings a year from flame and burnsInjuries25,000 hospitalized in smolder centers600,000 blaze wounds treated in healing facility EDs .

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Summer Burn Safety

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Summer Burn Safety Developed by: American Burn Association Burn Prevention Committee Funded by: United States Fire Administration/Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Fire and Burn Death and Injury Deaths 4,000 passings a year from flame and smolders Injuries 25,000 hospitalized in blaze focuses 600,000 blaze wounds treated in clinic EDs (Sources: National Fire Protection Association, National Center for Health Statistics)

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What Do We Need to Know About Summer Burn Safety? Sunburn Outdoor cooking and open air fires Fireworks Lightning Travel (vehicles and hotel) Emergency Care

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Some Impacts of Summer Fires and Burns Propane or charcoal flame broils: 6,000 fires Fireworks: 10,000 wounds, including 4,500 youngsters 6,000 fires $8 million in property harm Lightning: 1,000 wounds, up to 100 passings (Sources: National Fire Protection Association National Center for Health Statistics)

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Ultraviolet Ray Hazards Penetration of mists, cloudiness Ozone consumption Long-term harm Higher hazard at early afternoon, higher heights Illness, a few meds can expand UV affectability

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Infants Thin skin Unprotected by shade Cannot clarify torment Cannot move out of sun

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Sun Protection for Infants and Children

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Skin sort and response to sun People with skin that copies effectively and at times tans run most astounding danger of skin harm. Individuals of all appearances and ethnic foundations can be copied by UV beams.

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Sun Protection for Everyone Avoid long presentation Even with sunscreen Especially at late morning Reapply sunscreen At recommended interims After swimming After sweating vigorously

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UV Protection Guidelines Use sunscreen with UV-An and UV-B security Wear shades that square UV beams Wear defensive garments Shade alone insufficient

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Sunburn First Aid Apply cool packs or bathe copied zone Take over-the-counter agony medication as coordinated Drink additional liquids Use fragrance free, liquor free moisturizer

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Sunburn First Aid Seek medicinal watch over: Severe torment Fever more than 101° F (38 °C) Sunburned babies under 1 year old

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What NOT to Use for Sunburn Petroleum jam or salve Butter Harsh cleanser Over-the-counter benzocaine creams or splashes (may bring about unfavorably susceptible response) Home cures (toothpaste, and so on.)

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Heat Exhaustion Symptoms Nausea Light-headedness or tipsiness Severe cerebral pain Cramping Cool, damp skin

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Heat Exhaustion Treatment Lay individual on back and raise feet Loosen tight attire Seek therapeutic consideration

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Heat Stroke Symptoms Headache Flushed, dry face Skin unusually hot to touch Cramping in the legs Abnormally high body temperature Increased heart rate Loss of cognizance (in extraordinary cases) Treatment: Call 9-1-1

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Keep Children Away Keep youngsters far from any outside cooking fire Establish a "without kid" zone 10 feet far from any charcoal or propane barbecue, chimney or ground-level pit fire

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Charcoal Grill Safety: Preparing to Cook Keep kids at a separation Keep charcoal lighters far from kids Never add starter liquid to hot/warm coals Never utilize gas to begin, improve or restore a fire

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Charcoal Grill Safety: Completing the Job Always keep a water supply or quencher adjacent Extinguish coals with water Dispose of coals securely after careful soaking: never cover hot coals in sand

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Propane Gas Grill Precautions Check fuel associations Follow maker's directions when lighting Leave fuel valve close (when not being used) Keep fire douser close-by

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Campfire Safety Rules Use assigned fire pits Clear ground Build fire downwind Never utilize combustible fluid Never leave fire unattended Keep water or fire douser close-by Douse with water when completed

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After Dark Fire Safety Never utilize candles, lamps or other open flares in tents Before dozing, check again to ensure any open pit fire has been totally smothered

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Carbon Monoxide Risks "On The Road" 25% of all passings from carbon monoxide (CO) happen in transitory or regular havens CO sources incorporate radiators, stoves, generators: keep them kept up Bring a CO locator for use on treks where such machines will be utilized

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Fireworks and Families NEVER permit kids access to firecrackers If you appreciate firecrackers shows, abandon them to the experts

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Lightning Facts The salty water in the human body conducts power superior to outside Lightning kills up to 100 and harms up to 1,000 yearly

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Outdoor Lightning Precautions Avoid Open spaces Power lines, tall trees Metal fences Close contact with others (spread 15-20 feet separated) Water

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Outdoor Lightning Safety Seek Vehicle (remain inside with windows shut) Ditch, trench or low ground (aside from in substantial rain) Group of bushes or trees of uniform stature Squat, bow or sit, don't lie level Cover ears with hands

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Indoor Lightning Precautions Stand clear from windows, entryways and electrical apparatuses Avoid contact with funneling, including sinks, shower/shower region, fixtures Avoid utilizing phone with the exception of in crisis

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Fire Safe Boating Inspect fuel valves and associations as often as possible No smoking amid refueling Wash altogether any skin presented to gas Show fire douser areas to travelers

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Motor Vehicle Heat Safety (Parked Vehicles) Never allow a tyke or pet to sit unbothered in a vehicle Keep auto entryways secured Put sun shades front and back windows Beware of hot surfaces (safety belt clasps, vinyl seats)

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Vehicle Radiator Safety Never open a HOT radiator top Protect hands and face when opening top (Radiator liquid can bring about a blaze damage in one moment) Keep kids far from the territory

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Motorcycle and ATV Burn Safety Avoid contact with hot suppressor and motor Wear garments that ensure against street rash Do not smoke while refueling

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Hotel/Motel Fire Safety Pack a spotlight and versatile smoke alert Identify all ways out and escape courses Count number of entryways from your space to exit (Apply same principles when going by private homes)

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Hotel/Motel Fire Response in the event of flame, get low and go! Feel the entryway before leaving, and don't open if hot to the touch Be certain to take entryway scratch Stay low and utilize stairs to escape If caught, square smoke from entryway or vents with wet towels and call or flag for help

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Emergency Care for Burns Stop the smoldering procedure Run cool water over blazed territory Remove all dress from the smoldered range Cover with a perfect dry material Call 9-1-1

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Emergency Care for Burns: Special Considerations Electrical blazes Do not approach casualty until you are certain power is killed Chemical blazes Flush influenced region with running water for no less than 20 minutes If the region is still excruciating, keep on flushing until agony stops

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Key Rules for Summer/Warm Weather Fire and Burn Prevention

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Conclusion Summer and warm climate outside and travel-related exercises frequently include fire and smolder harm dangers Almost anybody can be harmed By watching basic counteractive action rules, these exercises can be fire and smolder protected and also fun

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