Each year over 400 children below the age of 10 die from burn injuries and other severe injuries caused by fires in the home. Overall, almost 85 percent of fire-related deaths happen in the home. Taking small steps to prevent home fires and being prepared for a fire when it happens can keep your family safer from these tragedies. Remember these tips:
- Never leave cooking unattended and always supervise children using the stove or microwave.
- Install smoke alarms on each floor of your home and near every bedroom.
- Keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children.
- When using space heaters, keep them at least three feet from curtains, bedding, and other combustible items.
- Use screens for your fireplace and have your chimney cleaned annually.
- Keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen and garage.
- Make an escape plan in case of fire and practice it with your children.
- Know the best routes for exit and alternate routes for exit.
- During a fire, do not open a door if you see smoke under it.
Our attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group are dedicated to helping burn victims recover the compensation and justice they deserve. If your child has suffered a burn injury, call the experienced Denver burn injury attorneys at (303) 431-1111 today for your consultation.