Safety tips from National Burn Awareness Week: Keeping your family safe

FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – It’s National Burn Awareness Week, and Fort Valley’s Public Safety Department wants to offer middle Georgia families a few safety tips they can use throughout the year. 

Captain Antonio Woodard says the most important tip is to "remember the stop, drop and roll method."

Other do’s include: 

  • Seek emergency medical care  
  • Run cool (not cold) water over burn area
  • Remove clothing from burn area 
  • Place covers on all electrical outlets

Don’ts include: 

  • Wear loose fitting clothing while cooking 
  • Allow kids to handle lighters, matches, fireworks, etc.
  • Allow kids near the stove during cooking
  • Apply ointments, butter, or other remedies to burn break any blisters 

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February 5, 2015 | Posted in