Burn and Fire Prevention for Families with Young Children
Children under the age of five are at high risk for burn injury. Burns are the 2nd most common and serious injury to young children (0-4 years old) and the 3rd leading cause of death. Many of these injuries are preventable! Parents play an essential role in burn prevention.
The Foundation has developed a series of prevention materials for children and their families. Our program includes:
A CD with fire and burn prevention program for parents/caregivers of young children (ages 3-6). It includes specific prevention strategies, games and activities as well as ideas for "Teachable Moments" that parents can use with their children when taking a walk, riding in the car or bus, cooking dinner or shopping.
A Resource Guide with information and activities for both parents and children
4 complete lesson plans and materials for teachers of young children
An optional interactive Jeopardy Game to use with parents of young children
The topics include:
Stop, drop, & Roll for Clothing Fires
Don't Hide, Go Outside for any Building Fires
Matches and Lighters are NOT Toys
What's Hot? What's Not?
What To Do If You Are Burned
Programs to train the trainer (such as firefighters, teachers and safety specialists) are also available.
In addition to comprehensive lesson plans for adults teaching burn prevention in pre-school settings and elementary schools. You may also want to:
Download a brochure for parents to discuss with their children about what to do in a fire.
Download a handout about keeping children safe from scald burns.
Fire and Burn Prevention for Seniors
The Burn Foundation continues to present an exciting prevention program for senior adults. The program uses an entertaining DVD and bingo game to teach seniors about safe cooking practices, burn first aid, smoking safety, scald prevention, and other aspects of home fire safety. Thousands of seniors across the region have participated - with very positive outcomes. If you are interested in supporting, volunteering, or learning more about the Senior Program, call (215) 545-3816.
The Burn Foundation Fall, 2012 newsletter has been published!
Click here to download a copy.
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