February 3-9, 2019 is Burn Awareness Week.
Children under 5 are more likely to suffer burn injuries than any other age group. Hot liquid burns, or scalds, are the leading cause of burns to children under five and to seniors over 65.
This year’s theme from the American Burn Association is “It Can Happen in a Flash with a Splash”.
The bitter cold weather brings the risk of frozen pipes. As difficult as that situation is, it is important not to make a bad situation worse; many people cause fires trying to thaw frozen pipes.
To Thaw Frozen Pipes
If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Locate the area of the water pipe that might be frozen.
Heating is a leading cause of home fires in Massachusetts. Use your home heating system and space heating appliances responsibly to keep warm and keep safe.
Essential fire safety tips
Make sure there are working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home and outside each bedroom.
Space heaters help to keep us warm in winter. But space heaters can also cause deadly fires. Find out how to use space heaters safely.
Space Heater Fires Between 2007 and 2016
One hundred thirty-nine (139) space heater fires were reported to the Office of the State
Fire Marshal between 2007 and 2016. While these fires are not frequent, they are deadly.
In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, the Malden Fire and Police Departments will be holding the City’s First Annual Public Safety Day on Sunday, October 7th from 10 AM – 2 PM at Linden Park, 29 Wescott Street. Fire Prevention Week is a time that all are encouraged to recognize the dangers that can occur in the places we feel the safest. This year’s theme is “Look.