Clayton Fire Department Weekly Wrap Up Febuary 4, 2019
This week the City of Clayton Fire Department
- Responded to 63 calls for service (39 Fire/Rescue & 24 Emergency Medical responses)
- Accumulated 207 hours of training
- Completed 30 Commercial fire and life safety building inspections
This week’s safety message is: February 3rd through the 9th is National Burn Safety Week. A scald injury can happen at any age. Children, older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk. Hot liquids from bath water, hot coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries. Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries. Here is a list of items you can do to prevent burn scalding injuries.
- Teach children that hot things can burn. Install anti-scald devices on tub faucets and shower heads. Always supervise a child in or near a bathtub. Test the water at the faucet. It should be less than 100° Fahrenheit (38° Celsius). Before placing a child in the bath or getting in the bath yourself, test the water. Test the water by moving your hand, wrist and forearm through the water. The water should feel warm, not hot, to the touch.
- Place hot liquids and food in the center of a table or toward the back of a counter. • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried. Open microwaved food slowly, away from the face.
- Never hold a child while you are cooking, drinking a hot liquid, or carrying hot foods or liquids.
- Never heat a baby bottle in a microwave oven. Heat baby bottles in warm water from the faucet.
- Allow microwaved food to cool before eating. Choose prepackaged soups whose containers have a wide base or, to avoid the possibility of a spill, pour the soup into a traditional bowl after heating.
The Clayton Fire Department exists to help prepare our community for emergencies, support people when overwhelmed, and care for them in their time of need. We want to provide a safe environment for our citizens and guests to enjoy our community and all it has to offer.
If you have any further questions about the Clayton Fire Department or programs that we offer, please feel free to contact Fire Captain/Public Information Officer Ryan Harrell at (314)290-8485 or RHarrell@ClaytonMo.gov