Return to the Fire Prevention and Safety PagePREVENT HOT LIQUID BURNS AT HOME Almost every family with young children has experienced some situation in which a child was scalded or was involved in a situation which had scald or burn risk potential. Scald injuries, associated with the kitchen, are very common and children are most frequently the victims. Children under the age of two are injured usually as the result of some other person's actions. As the child becomes older, the cause of injury is more frequently associated with their own actions. A lack of experience, knowledge and understanding are commonly associated with these burn injuries. Adults as well as children may encounter situations which present a scald burn risk as a result of not knowing that such a risk may exist. This is most commonly true among young families or in situations where people encounter items or equipment with which they are not familiar. Injuries can be prevented and the risk producing situations controlled.
The following are some methods of addressing scald burn risk potentials
in the kitchen:
These safety tips can effectively prevent the majority of scald burns involving young children. For information concerning these issues and other fire safety practices please call Ashland Fire and Rescue at (541) 482-2770.