Public Education Resources
For elementary aged children it is important to start teaching fire and burn prevention topics in more detail. This is a crucial time to begin making them think about fire and its benefits and consequences. Fire is a good thing when it comes to adults using it as a tool for cooking or clearing your property. It should not be used by anyone who is not an adult and it is up to adults to keep matches and lighters away from children’s reach.
If your child is experimenting with fire or is showing an interest in firesetting, do not wait until it is too late. Call our Youth Firesetter Program at (916) 531-7226 to schedule an assessment. More information on our program can be found at www.firesetter.org.
Fire pits are a fun summer past time as well as a tool for clearing property. While clearing brush around your home remember to be safe while having burn piles and fire pits. If you are having a fire pit in your back yard or while camping, remember to stay alert and use your common sense to stay fire safe.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 10,000 home fires are started by grills each year. 19,000 patients went to the ER because of injuries involving grills including 9,300 thermal burns.
To learn more about grilling safety, visit the National Fire Protection Association’s website at https://bit.ly/3aqHs59.
When heating your home keep safety in mind.