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.
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.
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.
Detailed information on firearm safety and prevention
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.
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.
Most fires in the home start in the kitchen, and kitchen fires can quickly turn serious.
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