Fire & Burn Prevention

With over 116,600 children injured each year from fire or burn-related incidents, fire and burn safety are an important focus of the Rainbow Injury Prevention Center. While fires are not completely preventable, fire protection is possible with precautionary techniques. In two-thirds of cases when a child is burned in a residential fire, there is no working smoke detector. When a child is burned in a residential fire, a smoke alarm is not working or not present in two-thirds of these occurrences. Locally, in Northeast Ohio, working smoke alarms are rarely present in homes where a fire has occurred.  Smoke alarms play a key role in alerting occupants of danger and giving them an opportunity to get to safety before it is too late.

 

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For more information about fire and burn prevention, please contact the Rainbow Injury Prevention Center.