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Friday, April 22, 2016

Fire SAFETY! Be Sensible about Passover Preparations.


 14 Nisan, 5776

 It's that time of year again,when Jews worldwide have cleansed their hearts and homes of chametz, the stuff that we may not have during Passover. 

The leavened foods will be burned before the holiday begins, so I'm sharing safety tips from a rescue organization before you light the first match. (Psst: Bring a bucket of water to extinguish embers before you leave!): 

Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 23:26:21 +0300 
From: Hatzala Beit Shemesh 
Subject: [BS/RBS list] Erev Pesach Safety Tips from Hatzala Beit Shemesh 

Once again, we have reached Biur Chometz time! In previous years, Hatzala Beit Shemesh has been called to burn cases where children and even adults have been burned, in some cases seriously.. Here are some tips to stay safe this Erev Pesach:

*1. DO NOT EVER!!! place lighter fluid or other chemicals on a raging fire. We'll repeat it again: DO NOT EVER!!! place lighter fluid or other chemicals on a raging fire. A number of years ago, a man and his grandson were seriously injured as they walked near a fire, where children were spraying chemicals on the fire. To this day, they are still dealing with the after effects of this terrible tragedy.*

2. Children should NEVER start or be left alone by a fire, without proper adult supervision. 

3. Plastics and other non-combustible items should not be thrown in the fire. This can cause breathing difficulties. 

4. Never, ever throw an aerosol can or sealed bottle in the fire! The can can explode, sending shrapnel and shards into the crowd - and leaving people with injuries similar to a bomb blast! 

Some quick burn tips: If, Chas V'Shalom, someone does get a burn, taking these immediate steps will alleviate some of the pain and time of healing. 

 A. If a person's clothes are on fire, roll them on the ground and attempt to extinguish the flames. Have someone immediately call emergency! 

 B. Immediately remove whatever clothing is covering the burned area. However: DO NOT PEEL OFF CLOTHING WHICH IS STUCK TO THE SKIN! 

 C. Place the burned area under cool, but not cold, water until responders arrive on the scene. 

 D. Remove any rings, bracelets, or other tight fitting jewelry or body ornaments, as swelling may occur.

 E. DO NOT put any lotions, salves, or creams on the burn without speaking to a medical professional, such as a doctor. These items can trap in the heat, and create more complications to healing. 

 *Hatzala Beit Shemesh advises you to call for any burn, even if it seems superficial or a minor burn. 02.999.999.2* 

We hope these safety tips keep you and your children safe, so you do not need to call us for a burn!

 Wishing everyone a Chag Kosher V'Sameach and a very safe and happy Yom Tov! 

Hatzala Beit Shemesh . Your local emergency first response and emergency ambulance transportation organization. 

To lighten the mood a bit, here's a link to Passover fun.

I wish you and the entire world a kosher, joyous, healing, enlightening, spiritual and peaceful Pesakh/Passover. 

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