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Fire and Burn Prevention
Safe Kids works with several partners to teach parents, caregivers and children how to avoid injuries and deaths due to fire and burns. We also advocate for child safety laws to reduce fire and burn risks, such as child safety caps on gasoline cans and a ban on novelty lighters.
Learn more, including many easy-to-use tools to teach and remind families about fire safety.
In 2012, we reached more than 31,000 people through events with our coalitions, including more than 13,000 children. We distributed and installed more than 900 smoke alarms. We also provided support and information to communities that experienced an injury or death due to a home fire.
Around the World
Burns are a leading cause of injury for young children. We continue to work with our partners around the world to create the most effective programs and share best practices so we can reach as many children and families as possible. For example, Safe Kids New Zealand’s Loving Our Children Program focuses on home safety and burn prevention. In 2011 it delivered materials to more than 1,000 practitioners that helped provide one-on-one fire and burn safety education to children.