Kidsafe Queensland: Backyard brazier and fire pit safety - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Kidsafe Queensland: Backyard brazier and fire pit safety video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is 1 minute and 33 seconds long.

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>> Kids voice: Fires can be dangerous and each year lots of big and little kids are badly burnt from outdoor fires.

Sometimes they can reach more than 500 degrees! 

Some of the dangers are not supervising us kids, drinking alcohol, using flammable liquids and burning toxic wood. Oh no, Crash!

>>Adult female voice:  Safety Ninja is here to show backyard fire burns are preventable. 

Never use petrol and other flammable liquids and burn only 100 per cent clean, dried, untreated wood.

Position fire pits and campfires in a cleared space away from long grass and buildings and where there are no overhanging branches. Ensure smoke is minimal and not disturbing neighbours. 

Keep at least one and a half metres from the fire and don’t breathe in smoke or fumes.

Never leave your fire unattended and keep your eyes on the kids. Keep small children away, and don’t drink excessive alcohol around fires.

Fires left to burn out overnight can still be 100 degrees the next morning, leading to a risk of severe burns needing emergency surgery. Hot coals can even self-ignite, so before going to bed put the fire out with water.

Cool running water for at least 20 minutes is the correct first aid for all burns. Remove any jewellery and clothing from the burn and call 000.

Be a Kidsafe Ninja and watch out when there are kids about.

Last updated: 10 August 2020

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