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First Aid

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Firstly, consider your own safety:2008_ANZBA_FirstAid_Logo_final2
If on fire: Stop-drop-roll
If electrical:Turn off current
If chemical: Remove the burning agent and irrigate with water


Cool the burn

With running cold tap water for 20 minutes
Useful for up to 3 hours after injury
Do not cause hypothermia
Do not use ice.

For all burns and scalds:

  • Remove clothing not stuck to the burn site.
  • Remove all jewellery and watches


Cover the burn

Using a clean dressing or clingwrap (do not wrap circumferentially)

Seek medical assistance