Prevention

Home Safe Home Program

Home Safe Home is an original video-based educational program that identifies to the caregivers of infants and toddlers the most common causes of burn injury to their children. The video segment, hosted by the nurse, takes place in a home with a young family. The parents have just come home with a new baby, and have a toddler.  The nurse takes us through the house showing potential dangers.  Parents are made aware of the various types of burn injuries including: scalds (the most common among infant and toddlers); flame and inhalation; electrical; contact; and chemical.  Preventive actions are explained for each type of burn hazard.  In addition, parents are made aware that their own attentive behavior can contribute to the safety of their children.

 

The video component, along with all associated literature, is produced in both English and Spanish language versions and in both DVD and streaming video formats. For a free copy, please contact the Fire & Burn Foundation office at 909-580-6339.

Stay Safe This Holiday Season

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.


HOLIDAY DECORATING

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors.


HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stove-top.
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.


BEFORE HEADING OUT OR TO BED

  • Blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.

Ready! Set! Go! Wildfire Preparedness

It is difficult to imagine anything more horrific than the devastation left behind by wildfire, but because we live in Southern California we must learn to live with that reality. Preparation, including creating a defensible space around your property, could help protect your loved ones and save your home.

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Scald Prevention Tips

A scald injury can happen at any age, but most at risk are children, older adults and people with disabilities. Hot liquids from everyday life including bath water, hot coffee and microwaved soup can cause severe and cause devastating injuries. We encourage you to use these safety tips as a guide to help prevent scald injuries.

Scald Prevention Tips

Scald Prevention Tips in Spanish

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About Us

The Fire & Burn Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 California nonprofit health agency. The agency is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, all elected by the process stated in agency by-laws.

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