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The Silly Season approaches…

Although the forthcoming months bring us both fun and religious holidays, it seems to be the time when people forget about common sense and indulge in reckless behaviours.

What with Diwali (festival of lights), Hallowe’en, Guy Fawkes (5 November ), Christmas, Hannukah and New Year, the opportunities for candle and fire-cracker celebrations are plentiful.  We need to remember that fallen candles account for a large percentage of all fires and burns.  Candles should never be left unattended. 

If your family celebrates with fire-crackers, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. Fireworks can cause burn and eye injuries … it’s always best to attend public fireworks displays, and leave the lighting to the professionals.

Lighting fireworks at home isn't even legal in many areas, so you need to check before you light any firework. Firecrackers, rockets, and sparklers are very dangerous and should not be handled by children. Remember sparklers can reach 982°C— hot enough to melt gold!

Never make your own fireworks and only use fireworks outside. Have a bucket of water or a hose nearby in case of accidents.Soak all “dead” fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them in the bin.

Fireworks are lovely to watch but you'll enjoy them much more knowing your family is safe.

STJ 

Looking for Volunteers and Sponsors

2018 sees exciting moves for NBASA as we aim to increase our programmes and projects.....

If you are interested in assisting with any of the following, please drop us an email... colin@nbasa.org.za

More details for each event to follow:

Sponsor a burn survivor for our August holiday camp R2800

Hire a stall at our Zero Burns Week© Safety Expo in May R 200 to R2000

Buy a ticket for our February Jazz Concert R 150

NATIONAL BURN SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK 6 - 12 MAY 2017

May 6 - 12 is the South African National Burn Safety Awareness Week. NBASA would like to make this an annual ZERO BURNS© week... 

Please help us to achieve our goal by passing these burn safety messages on to anyone who needs to know or to those who can teach children these important behaviours. Winter time sees a huge increase in the number of fire related injuries... and we would like to eradicate these burns through education.

Please contact us if you need more information or educational resources.

Holiday safety

The Silly Season approaches…

Although the forthcoming months bring us both fun and religious holidays, it seems to be the time when people forget about common sense and indulge in reckless behaviours.

What with Diwali (festival of lights), Hallowe’en, Guy Fawkes (5 November ), Christmas, Hannukah and New Year, the opportunities for candle and fire-cracker celebrations are plentiful. We need to remember that fallen candles account for a large percentage of all fires and burns. Candles should never be left unattended.

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