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.