Burn survivors, family members, health care workers, and Portland firefighters attended a picnic last weekend at Columbia Park. Hosted by the Portland Firefighters Association Local 43, the picnic offered a casual setting where burn survivors could interact with their doctors, therapists, and nurses and just have fun.
Picnic organizers and Portland Firefighters Lisa, Madiya, and Jason enjoyed seeing relatives and family members comparing notes on living with and helping burn survivors. Firefighters noted that the most rewarding part of the picnic is seeing how burn survivors are moving beyond their injuries.
Station 26’s Engine and antique Fire Mack Truck were on hand at the picnic to remind citizens that many burn cases can be prevented through greater awareness. Portland Fire & Rescue urges you to take the time to make your environment and the environment of those you love a safe place. Click on the below links to learn more about types of burns, first-aid for burns, and preventing burn injuries:
What are Burns?
Who Are More Susceptible?
Types of Burns
Preventing Tap-Water Scalds
Preventing Scalds from Food and Beverages
Preventing Fire Burns
Considerations for Individuals with Mobility Concerns
Other Prevention Tips
Dos and don'ts to help limit the damage after a burn or scald
Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
August 3, 2010