[ Back to EurekAlert! ] PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 3-Nov-2004

Contact: Stephen L. Davidow
Director, Media Services
sdavidow@lumc.edu
708-216-8232
Loyola University Health System

Loyola's Burn Center offers winter holiday safety tips to prevent house fires, burn injuries

MAYWOOD, Ill. The Burn Center at Loyola University Medical Center is urging the public to be careful when decorating their homes for the holidays because many electrical appliances and seasonal decorations pose a potential fire hazard.

To help make the holidays a joyous time, Loyola is launching a burn prevention public service campaign to help people reduce the risk of house fires and burn injuries. The safety tips are available in English and Spanish on Loyola's Web site: www.luhs.org/burnprevention

Key tips for the winter holidays include: