Each year, families and friends escape their day-to-day lives to enjoy nature, roast s’mores, and sleep under the stars.
Remember to keep yourself & the people you love safe:
“Throwing accelerants (such as gasoline or starter onto a fire) creates higher risk for anyone around to catch on fire – if you get an accelerant on you or on your clothes, change immediately & wash your skin/area thoroughly with water,” says Dr. Saman Arbabi, HIPRC core faculty member and UW Medicine professor of Surgery in the division of Trauma, Burns & Critical Care at Harborview Medical Center (HMC).
For more information on Burn Safety, visit: hiprc.org/burn-safety.
What you do to treat a burn in the first few minutes after it occurs can make a huge difference in the severity of the injury.
Immediate Treatment for Burn Victims
First-degree burns involve the top layer of skin. Sunburn is a first-degree burn.
Second-degree burns involve the first two layers of skin.
A third-degree burn penetrates the entire thickness of the skin and permanently destroys tissue.
Campfire Safety – (PDF)
Fire Prevention & Burn Safety Tips
English – (PDF)
Prevención de Incendios & Consejos de Seguridad para las Quemaduras
Spanish / Español (PDF)
Предотвращение пожаров и советы по профилактике ожогов
Russian / Pусский – (PDF)
Mẹo Phòng Cháy và Ngăn Ngừa Bỏng
Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt – (PDF)