UM/Jackson Burn Center and Firefighters Teach Burn Injury Prevention

Who:

Representatives from Miami-Dade County, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Hialeah, Key Biscayne and Homestead Air Reserve Base fire rescue departments; Cindy Magnole, RN, Injury Prevention Coordinator at Jackson Memorial Hospital; students from Miami-Dade public and private schools.

What:

Last year, dozens of children were treated for burn injuries at the UM/JM Burn Center, located at Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. To teach children how to avoid getting burned, the center and local firefighters will host thousands of first through third-grade students from Miami-Dade public and private schools at the 30th Annual Children’s Fire Safety festival. The program, taking place all week, is a collaboration between the UM/JM Burn Center and various fire departments across Miami-Dade County.

By participating in five interactive learning-stations, children will have the opportunity to “Learn Not to Burn.” Fire personnel will offer lessons on: stop, drop and roll; kitchen and bath safety; home fire drill planning; crawling to keep low under smoke; escape planning for windows and doors with bars; matches and lighter safety; and accessing the 9-1-1 emergency system. More than 70,000 students have received this training since this annual event began 30 years ago.

The UM/JM Burn Center is one of the leading burn treatment facilities in the nation and only verified center in South Florida. Hundreds of patients – some from the Caribbean and Latin America – are seen each year at the burn center because of the highly specialized care offered by the doctors and nurses.

When:

March 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

Where:

Firefighters’ Memorial Building
8000 N.W. 21st Street,
Doral, FL 33122

Editor’s Note:

UM/Jackson Burn Center and Firefighters Teach Burn Injury Prevention

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