Roasting smores, escaping the city to enjoy nature, sleeping under the stars. Many families will be taking their kids camping where they’ll enjoy a campfire under the stars. These tips below can keep you and the people you love safer from fire and burns.
Keep children safe from fire and burns.
Throwing accelerants like gasoline or starter onto a fire, creates a higher risk for anyone around to catch on fire. If you get an accelerant on you or on your clothes, go change immediately and 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 and Critical Care at Harborview Medical Center (HMC).
For more on burn safety, visit our Burn Safety page.
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.