Flag raising for burn awareness

Photo: Municipality of Chatham-Kent
This week kicks off a year-long campaign focused on teaching adults and children to “Be Burn Aware.”

Burn Awareness Week is Shriners Hospitals for Children’s kickoff of a yearlong educational campaign aimed at burn awareness and prevention. During the campaign, free educational materials will be offered via the website, beburnaware.org. Municipal officials say the items are designed to be a resource for firefighters, teachers, parents and others concerned with the safety and well-being of children.

Photo: Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Yesterday, local Shiners, along with Mayor Hope, Chief Ken Stuebing and Public Educator, Whitney Burk helped to raise the flag on Children Burn Awareness.

Mayor Hope said the campaign is another example of how the Shiners plays a key role in our community and across the nation in helping children and families.

Children Burn Awareness Week is February 5–11, 2017.

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