Tag: safety

Firefighters Burn Center recognizes Burn Awareness Week with education on preventing electrical burns and fires

Burn Awareness Week is February 7-13, and our Firefighters Burn Center is using the opportunity to education the public about preventing electrical burns and fires. Tips include checking wiring, using extension cords properly and always consulting with a licensed electrician if you're having problems. The Burn Center team encourages everyone to use common sense [...]

2021-10-05T11:23:37-06:00February 8th, 2020|

Think safety first this Fourth of July

Fireworks and sparklers are commonly used in Fourth of July celebrations, but these celebrations can quickly turn to tragedy.  In 2013, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,400 people for fireworks related injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association.  “The good news is that these injuries are 100 percent preventable,” said Dr. William [...]

2018-10-10T08:21:39-06:00June 30th, 2015|

Holiday Safety Tips

‘Tis the season to be jolly and it’s the time of year for gift-giving, celebratory decorations, great food, and cozy warm homes. However, the most wonderful time of the year can also be one of the most dangerous times of the year. The holidays can be one of the most common times for fire-related [...]

2018-10-10T08:21:44-06:00December 23rd, 2014|

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun-filled time for children, but there are many dangers associated with the holiday unrelated to ghouls, goblins and witches. The health care professionals at Regional One Health offer tips to ensure both adults and kids have a safe and fun Halloween. Adults need to take the necessary precautions to make sure children [...]

2018-10-10T08:21:47-06:00October 28th, 2014|

Safety First This Fourth of July

Firefighters Burn Center Urges Safety Summer is a time of vacations, cookouts, picnics and, of course, the Fourth of July. However, summertime also brings an increase in fires and injuries. Cooking out and using fireworks are part of many individuals’ fun holiday celebrations, but both can lead to injury. Fireworks were involved in an [...]

2018-10-10T08:21:49-06:00July 1st, 2014|

Don’t Let Fiestas Lead to Fatalities This Cinco de Mayo

Every year on May 5th, people nationwide get together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. From in-home fiestas to Mexican restaurants overflowing with well-intentioned party-goers looking for some good food and good times, Cinco de Mayo has quickly become a nationwide celebration of food, friends and alcohol. To help keep our roadways safe, Regional One [...]

2018-10-10T08:25:24-06:00May 1st, 2014|