Fire Department

BURN AWARENESS MONTH

  1. Wk 1: Preventing Scalds & Burn
  2. Wk 2: Safety for Children
  3. Wk 3: Kitchen Grease
  4. Wk 4: Candle Safety

Week 1 - Preventing Scalds and Burns:

Teaching kids kitchen safety is the easiest way to prevent scalds and burns. Teach children that hot things burn. Try to keep children’s curious habits from getting the best of them. As a parent you should turn pot handles away from the stove edge, keep appliance cords coiled and away from counter edges, and keep hot foods and liquids away from the table and counter edges. While children are younger it is encouraged that you cook from the back burners on the stove, and once they get older you should teach them how to cook safely.

Water heaters in your home should be set to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Anytime you are using hot water, you should test it before continuing, in order to prevent scalds and burns. You can add anti-scald devices to tub faucets and shower heads, they are available online and at some hardware stores.

If you do get a burn, you should treat it immediately with cold water for 3-5 minutes. Cover the burn with a dry cloth, and do NOT use any ointments creams or home remedies. Remove all clothes and jewelry from the burned area. Call 9-1-1 or see your doctor if the burn is bigger than the injured person’s palm, is on the face, major joints, feet, or hands; if the burn is caused by chemicals or electricity; if the skin of the burn is white, tight, dry (leathery), or painless; or if the burn causes difficulty breathing. You should see your doctor if the burn doesn’t heal in 2-3 days, becomes foul smelling, develops thick drainage, redness or swelling, causes a fever, results in a large blister, wet weepy wound and/or severe pain.


Vision Statement


Fairburn Fire will cultivate a safer, healthier and active community through a partnership with citizens that are engaged, knowledgeable and prepared. 

Mission Statement

 


Provide a first class level of service and protection, and instill a sense of well-being in the community through service, education, and outreach. 

Values

 
  • Accountability
  • Committment
  • Compassion
  • Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

About



The Fairburn Fire Department is a fully functional career department, began operation April 1, 2006. The Fairburn Fire Department consists of an Administrative Division, a Fire Marshal’s Office, a Training Division, and an Operations Division.

The department is prepared to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to fire suppression, the department provides first responder emergency medical services, vehicle accident extrication and fire and life safety inspections and education.