Burn Prevention


Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California wants to remind children and families that prevention is the best medicine.

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“Our burn team is devoted to helping children with devastating burn injuries survive and thrive, and we are equally devoted to teaching parents, children and the community how to prevent injuries,” said David Greenhalgh, M.D., chief of burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. “We are constantly examining new ways to educate the community about fire danger and provide information on how to prevent injuries. When it comes to burn injuries, prevention is the best medicine.”

As part of its Be Burn Aware campaign, Shriners Hospitals for Children has put safety tips and burn prevention information at your fingertips. You may access and download prevention information online here.

Safety Begins at Home

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Burn prevention program for Kindergarten – 3rd grade audiences

Teaching children and families how to prevent the devastating effects of burn injuries is an important part of the Shriners Hospitals for Children mission. The burn team at our Northern California Shriners Hospital makes learning fun with Safety Begins at Home, an interactive prevention program geared to Kindergarten through 3rd grade audiences. The program includes a media presentation, interactive games and a visit from local firefighters. Students who attend receive a coloring book, a fire hat, and prevention information to share with their families. Teachers are invited to engage students beyond the program with prevention games and other exercises.To make prevention part of your education, call 916-453-2018.

There are two ways to participate:

Organize a Field Trip

You may schedule a field trip for your class, scout troop or club to attend a program in the Shriners Hospital auditorium.

Shriners Hospitals for Children
2425 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital garage.

Schedule a School Assembly

If you would like to have several classes attend the program on the same day, our Burn Prevention Team – including Fezzy — can come to you. Advance notice is required to allow time to coordinate all participants.

Make prevention part of your education!
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