Posts tagged with Burn Archives - Fire Line

Burn Awareness Week: Electrical Safety

February 7-13, 2021 is National Burn Awareness Week and is sponsored by the American Burn Association. The theme for this year is electrical burns. Here are a few safety tips to prevent injuries at home. More tips from the American Burn Association on electrical safety. More Information: Electrical Safety from… [ Keep reading ]

Being safe with outdoor heaters and fire pits

As the pandemic continues into winter, more people are finding ways to socialize safely outside and seeking ways to stay warm while doing so. Outdoor fire pits, outdoor gas and electric portable heaters are being used in greater numbers. In addition to taking Covid-19 precautions, consider the potential risks associated… [ Keep reading ]

Urban brush fire prevention

Brush, bark and dry grass fires keep firefighters busy during the summer months. Unfortunately, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to over 12 brush and bark-related fires within the past two days. In more rural parts of King County, the high number of brush fires has led the King County… [ Keep reading ]

This 4th of July, “Don’t Blow It” – Celebrate with family, not fireworks!

Every year at this time, Seattle and King County medics can be heard rushing to the scene of fireworks-related injuries. It happened again, just last Friday night. A patient was Airlifted to Harborview and now faces a long recovery at the Harborview Burn Center. Like firefighters and medics, burn doctors… [ Keep reading ]

Being safe with outdoor fire pits

With warmer weather on its way, more people will be looking to buy and use outdoor fire pits. Before you start a fire outdoors, read through the outdoor fire regulations on the Seattle Fire Department’s website. Also check to see if an air quality burn ban is in effect by… [ Keep reading ]