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Fires in the United States: Common Causes, Impacts, and More

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2018

Fires change the lives of thousands of Californians every year. From raging wildfires to house fires and isolated accidents, the effects of fire-related injuries can be long-lasting and difficult to recover from. Individuals can suffer from severe burns, causing disfigurement and infection. Victims may also suffer from psychological problems and severe phobias, impacting their ability […]

Signs Your Child is Physically and Mentally Ready for Burn Camp

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2017

Childhood burn injuries can occur from household items, open flames, defective children’s toys, and car accidents. According to the World Health Organization, about 180,000 people around the globe die from burn-related injuries every year. Children are especially at risk of burns, with the majority of incidents occurring in the home. If your child sustained a […]

FAQs Kids Ask About Burn Injuries/Burn Victims

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2017

Burns can wreak havoc on victims physically, mentally, and emotionally. Burn victims often have permanent scars or disfigurements, such as amputations. When children encounter burn victims, they may ask rude or awkward questions that place the burn victim in an uncomfortable position. Teaching your child the answers to these questions before they encounter burn victims […]

How to Protect Your Home from Wildfires During Summer Heat Waves

Posted in Uncategorized on July 24, 2017

Summer is in full swing in California – and temperatures are high. There have already been 2,905 fires and 68,129 acres burned in 2017 as of July 9th – more than twice the number of acres burned in the same time period last year (30,574 acres). Preventing wildfires is a community effort throughout California, with […]

Settlement Awards for Burn Victims

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2017

Settlement awards can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, long-term or permanent effects of the injury, the victim’s pain and suffering, other economic losses, and the intentions of the defendant. Burn injuries are particularly devastating injuries because of the risk of permanent damage such as scarring, disfigurement, loss of mobility and function, […]

June is National Firework Safety Month

Posted in Uncategorized on June 21, 2017

June is National Firework Safety Month, an awareness campaign sponsored by Prevent Blindness America that is observed from June 1 through July 4. Americans across the country typically celebrate the Fourth of July by enjoying fireworks displays at sundown. While fireworks are an American tradition, and many families enjoy these festive celebrations of our nation’s […]

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

Posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means costumes, pumpkin-scented candles, and jack-o-lanterns. While these traditions and others are a fun way to celebrate the holiday with your family, they can also present fire hazards. The majority of harmful fires happen right at home. To ensure your and your child’s safety from fires during […]

Punishments for Pulling False Fire Alarms

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2016

Pulling a false fire alarm at school may seem like a funny prank, but in California, it’s against the law. Fire departments around the United States responded to about 2,238,000 false fire alarms in 2012. That’s more than two million times that fire departments responded to false alarms when there may have been real emergencies. Lawmakers have created […]

How to Use Fire Extinguishers

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on August 15, 2016

We all know that fire extinguishers can save lives. They’re mandated on every piece of public property, and many of us have them in our homes. But if a fire started around you, would you know how to use one? If your answer is a sheepish “no,” you’re not alone. Research shows that the majority of Americans have […]

What to Do if Your Car Catches Fire

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2016

Drivers have a great deal to worry about while out on the road, and while a car catching fire isn’t exactly a common occurrence, it’s still important to know what to do if you find yourself in such a situation. As with any other emergency situation, panicking will only make things worse, so try to remain as calm […]

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