Fire and Firearm Safety

  1. Fire Safety and Burns - Identifying High-Risk Situations

    Children are at increased risk for serious fire and burn injuries and death because they have thinner skin than adults, resulting in burns at lower temperatures.

  2. Fire Safety and Burns - Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

    The most common causes of burn injuries among children ages 14 and under are hair curlers, curling irons, room heaters, ovens and ranges, irons, gasoline, and fireworks.

  3. Fire Safety and Burns - Prevention

    Develop a family escape plan and practice it repeatedly so that your children will have a better chance of escaping a fire unhurt and alive.

  4. Firearms - Identifying High-Risk Situations

    Parents often underestimate their child's ability to gain access to a firearm in the house, or even the child's ability to pull the trigger.

  5. Firearms - Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

    Having a firearm in the home increases the risk of unintentional firearm-related death among children, especially if the firearm is loaded and kept unlocked.

  6. Firearms - Prevention

    The only sure way to keep your child safe from unintentional firearm-related injury and death in your home is to remove all firearms from the home.

  7. House Fires: Don't Underestimate Them
  8. Play It Safe With Kitchen Fires

    Most fires in the home start in the kitchen, and kitchen fires can quickly turn serious.

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