- Children are most likely to get burned.
- Kids like to explore they may not know what new things they can reach and pull down on them.
- Never let kids play with matches.
- Keep children away from stoves.
- Always unplug an iron after use.
- Don't plug too many appliances into one outlet.
- Don't use appliances that have frayed wires.
- Don't let anyone smoke in bed.
- Don't store gasoline, kerosene, etc., in the house. Use a storage shed.
- Don't hide when you see smoke or fire. Try to get out of the house.
If you do get burned:
- Keep burns cool - this will reduce the severity of the final injury.
- Remove clothing if not sticking to the skin and wrap the burn loosely in clean cloth.
- Get medical care for all burns.
- Make sure everyone in your house knows how to dial 911 or the fire department.
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