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  • Writer's pictureMara Madsen

Ten Tips To Keep Your Family Safe From Burns This Spring And Summer

The warm weather months often conjure images of beach and lake vacations, camping trips, hikes, pool days and barbeques. However, there are essential things to keep in mind when having fun in the sun to keep your family safe! Follow the below ten tips for burn prevention and fire safety this spring and summer.

  1. Avoid long sleeves when cooking on the grill.

  2. Keep matches, lighters, and lighter fluid away from the reach of children.

  3. Use long-handled barbecue tools.

  4. Don't leave a lit grill unsupervised.

  5. Create a 3-foot kid-free safe zone around grills, fire pits and campfires.

  6. Do not attempt at-home fireworks. Take your family to a public display and leave fireworks to the professionals. Even sparklers can cause severe burns!

  7. Supervise children when they toast foods, such as marshmallows for smores, over the fire. Marshmallows with flames could result in clothing or hair catching fire.

  8. Before children play at the playground, feel the playground equipment to ensure the temperature is safe. If the equipment feels hot, it is likely too hot for your child's skin!

  9. Don't let your child go barefoot on the playground.

  10. Apply sunscreen on your child's skin before they go out to play. Reapply regularly.

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