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Welcome to the Safety Corner! This email series, provided by the Flood Control District Human Resources Division, will provide monthly tips to stay safe year-round. This month we have a double feature!: How to keep your heart healthy and a chance to learn more about the dangers of Radon.

Preventing Different Types of Fires or Burns Around Your Home

1. Touch car seats before putting your child in them.​

  • Hot seat-belt straps and buckles can cause second-degree burns on small children.

2. Put covers on all electrical outlets a child can reach to help prevent electrical burns.


3. Throw away frayed or damaged electrical cords to prevent electrical burns.


4. Wear gloves and other protective clothing when handling chemicals.


5. Store chemicals, including gasoline, out of the reach of children.


6. Keep space heaters at least three feet away from curtains, rugs, bedding, clothing and paper and teach children to stay away from them.


7. Never leave candles unattended.


8. Don’t smoke in bed and get rid of used cigarettes carefully.

  • Fires caused by smoking materials are the leading cause of deaths in house fires.

9. When cooking, keep small children away, turn the handles of pouts and pans toward the side of the stove and don’t wear clothing with long, loose sleeves.


 10. Put out small fires on the stove by sliding a lid over the flames.

  • Cooking fires are the leading cause of house fires.

11. Unplug hot irons and keep them out reach of children.


12. Set the temperature on your water heater to no more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.


13. Test the water temperature before you or your children get into the tub or shower.


14. Follow your family fire escape plan while staying low to the ground, checking closed doors by touching them and closing doors to separate yourself from the fire.


15. If you or your clothes catch on fire, “stop, drop and roll” your body on the ground.


The below links are the references for the information in the memo:

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