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For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2017
Media Contact:
Lidia Amoretti
Lidia.amoretty@jhsmiami.org
305-801-6556

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN TO PROTECT AND SAVE LIVES AT THE CHILDREN’S FIRE SAFETY FESTIVAL

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’s medical staff and local firefighters will host thousands of first through third-grade students from Miami-Dade public and private schools at the 32nd Annual Children’s Fire Safety festival. The program, taking place all next 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 1,800 children have received training each year.

The UM/JM Burn Center is one of the leading burn treatment facilities in the nation and the only American Burn Association-verified center in South Florida, and one of just three in the state. 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: February 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Where:

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

Editor's Note:

Media Availability 10 a.m., Monday, February 13, 2017

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