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National Burn Awareness Week with SERVPRO® Team Spinner and the American Burn Association

2/9/2024 (Permalink)

National Burn Awareness Week Always be mindful of how to handle flammable liquids!

At SERVPRO® Team Spinner, we're committed to not only restoring properties but also promoting safety and well-being within our communities. With National Burn Awareness Week here, it's crucial to shed light on the importance of burn prevention and safety measures. Burns are not only painful injuries but can also lead to long-term physical and emotional trauma.

In this blog post, we'll explore the significance of National Burn Awareness Week and how SERVPRO Team Spinner is dedicated to spreading awareness and fostering a safer environment for all.

National Burn Awareness Week is hosted by the American Burn Association. This year's ABA theme is flammable liquids.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Flammable and/or combustible liquids cause more than 51,000 home fire each year, resulting in 168 deaths, 1,029 injuries, and $644 million in property damage. 

How do you handle flammable liquids? Handle with Care, Flammable Liquids Beware.

  1. Gasoline is an extremely flammable liquid and vapor with fumes capable of ignition up to 12 ft from a pooled source.
  2. All flammable liquid containers should be kept in cool, dry locations, and stored away from the home.
  3. Cooking oil is a highly flammable liquid. Keep your eyes on what you fry!
  4. Grills and gas ranges produce a lot of heat; keep your cooking area clear when around an open flame.
  5. Fuel lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and weed eaters when the engines are cool and in open area outdoors.
  6. Fuel snow blowers when the engines are cool and in an open area outdoors.
  7. Never use an accelerant such as gasoline, kerosene, or aerosol sprays to start a camp fire.
  8. When purchasing a gas can, be sure it has a fuel arrestor on the can to prevent flashback.

Stay tuned for additional valuable information and actionable steps to ensure safety in your homes, workplaces, and communities.

Together, we can make a difference.

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