Every 25 seconds someone in the United States is burned or scalded in their home, according to the American Burn Association and the Burn Foundation. To help raise awareness of the need to be fire smart and safe, The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is sponsoring Fire Prevention Week October 5 – 11.
“Many people know little about reacting to kitchen fires, treating minor burns, or first aid materials in general. Fire Prevention Month is the ideal opportunity for families to review their emergency kit and game plan” says Herb Baer CMO of Water Jel Technologies, the world’s leading provider of professional burn treatments used by EMS workers and Firefighters.
Serious burns require immediate medical attention but for minor burns, help can be as close as your kitchen first aid kit. Every kitchen should have Burn Jel Plus, an effective and easy to use over-the-counter treatment for minor burns from Water-Jel Technologies.
The following tips from Burn Jel Plus for household home safety apply to National Fire Prevention Month as well as all year long:
-Purchase a fire extinguisher and make sure all adults are knowledgeable about its proper use.
-Have a Household Burn Kit handy with burn dressings to stop burn progressions, protect against infections, and provide pain relief.
-Have a first aid kit in your home to treat minor burns, scrapes, and cuts.
-Check smoke detectors regularly and replace old batteries.
-Review the floor plan of your home and prepare an exit route for every room.
-Have practice fire drills regularly and educate children how to exit safely.
-Choose a secure meeting spot outside to escape any emergency that may occur inside the home.
In The Kitchen:
-Avoid leaving food to cook unattended.
-Avoid using area rugs in the kitchen, especially near the stove. They can cause falls and scalds.
-Cook on back burners when children are present.
-Purchase appliances with short cords, and keep all cords from dangling over the edge of counters, as they can be pulled down.
-Keep a large lid within reach when frying to extinguish grease fires.
Burn Jel Plus can safely be applied to the face or other skin surfaces. It is now widely available across the country at stores including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Wal-Mart at the suggested retail price $8.99. For more information visit: www.BurnJelPlus.com
As a Momma to three little ones, ages 6 and under, fire prevention is very important to me. I know most of you feel the same way, right? Well, I’ve teamed up with Burn Jel Plus to offer FIVE lucky readers a bottle of Burn Jel Plus, for safety in your home.
All you have to do to enter is, read over the fire prevention tips, then leave me a comment telling me what you’ve learned or what you can improve on in your home. That’s IT!
1.) Spread the word about October being Fire Prevention Month and this giveaway by linking back to this post.
2.) Add me to Twitter (Sarann) and send out a Tweet about it.
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This contest starts today October 16th-23rd Midnight Eastern Time and is open to all US residents. You don’t have to be a blogger to enter, but PLEASE leave a valid email address for contact purposes. In addition, remember to leave separate comments in order for each extra entry to count. Good Luck!
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