There is no place like home. We all feel safe there. Unfortunately, however, most fires and burn injuries occur at home. According to the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, nearly 18,000 people were injured as a result of fire and 3,675 Americans lost their lives in 2005 alone. In addition to the tragic personal injuries and losses, fires at homes in Virginia account for property damage in excess of $485 million.
The Virginia Department of Fire Programs offers several tips to avoid fires:
- Supervise young children
- Test smoke alarms monthly and replace batteries regularly
- Keep low in a fire and teach children an effective escape plan
- Wear flame resistant sleepwear
- Establish a “safety zone” in front of stoves/ranges where children are not permitted
To read more about Burn Awareness Week, please click here.
If you or someone you know has suffered a burn injury, please contact us on-line at Regan Zambri & Long or call us at 202-753-4272 for a free consultation.