- Fire Safety and Burns--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
The most common causes of burn injuries among children ages 14 and under are hair curlers, curling irons, room heaters, ovens and ranges, irons, gasoline, and fireworks.
- Fire Safety and Burns--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Children are at increased risk for serious fire and burn injuries and death because they have thinner skin than adults, resulting in burns at lower temperatures.
- Fire Safety and Burns--Prevention
Develop a family escape plan and practice it repeatedly so that your children will have a better chance of escaping a fire unhurt and alive.
- Play It Safe With Kitchen Fires
Most fires in the home start in the kitchen, and kitchen fires can quickly turn serious.
- Firearms--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Having a firearm in the home increases the risk of unintentional firearm-related death among children, especially if the firearm is loaded and kept unlocked.
- Firearms--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Parents often underestimate their child's ability to gain access to a firearm in the house, or even the child's ability to pull the trigger.
The only sure way to keep your child safe from unintentional firearm-related injury and death in your home is to remove all firearms from the home.
- House Fires: Don't Underestimate Them