The weather around Roanoke is beginning to cool off and for many, that means it’s time to turn on the heat or start a fire. But too often, trying to stay warm can lead to one of the most common types of Roanoke personal injury accidents during this time of year—fire and burn injuries.
Fire and Burn Injuries by the Numbers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that in 2010, a total of 13,350 people were seriously injured as the result of burns or coming into contact with fire. Another 2,640 individuals lost their lives due to fire or burn injuries. To help reduce these numbers, several local schools have been holding fire prevention and safety events over the past several weeks.
Putting Out The Chances of A Fire and Burn Injury
According to an article from The Roanoke Times, students at Fort Lewis Elementary School received an education last week on what they should do in the event a fire breaks out at home. Those who attend Patrick Henry and William Fleming high schools also worked to keep our community safe by placing fire safety information on doors and in mailboxes across Roanoke.
Staying Safe in Roanoke
At Skolrood Law Firm, we understand the importance of fire safety. That’s why our Roanoke personal injury lawyers applaud the recent efforts to help prevent accidents and injuries involving fire in the communities we serve.