Why be prepared for preventing fire and reducing damage from burns?Follow the instructions from the Fire Services to prepare your home and workplace for fire prevention. Having fire fighting exquipment in an easy to locate position such as fire extinguisher, hose and fire blanket . Have a fire exvacuation plan and that all members of your family and household know how to get out of the house if needed. Doing these actions will reduce the damage and keep you safe.
What do you need to have in your home, car or workplace to assist with burns? Access to water preferably cool running water and non stick dressing ( plastic cling wrap provides an excellent protection). Know the number for the emergency services and have them written down and in your first aid kit .
How do you provide first aid for a burn? Cool the burnt area with water for at least 20 minutes and if chemical or bitument burn 30 minutes of cooling in water.
What if their clothes are sruck to the burn? Do NOT attempt to remove the clothes that are stuck to the burn. Get medical assistance immediately.
Stay safe and give excellent First Aid.