On Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 9:37 AM, one Company of Los Angeles Firefighters and one LAFD Rescue Ambulance responded to a Injury in South Los Angeles.
Firefighters quickly arrived to an apartment complex where they found a male child that was severely injured. The child's injuries may have been caused from a falling object. Firefighters rapidly treated the child's injuries and provided Advanced Life Support while transporting him to a local hospital, sadly he was later pronounced dead. Our thoughts are with his family at this time...
Countless injuries occur each year when children climb, fall against or pull themselves onto "unsecured" furnishings, often in an attempt to access a television or other heavy appliance. Please join the LAFD in preventing these accidents from occurring by reviewing and sharing these life saving tips...
- Furniture should be stable on its own. For added security, anchor large units to the floor or attach them securely to a wall.
- Place your television on a sturdy, low base, and push the TV as far back as possible.
- Place electrical cords out of a child’s reach, and teach kids not to play with them.
- Keep remote controls and other attractive items off the TV stand so kids won’t be tempted to grab for them and risk knocking the TV over.
- Make sure free-standing ranges and stoves are installed with anti-tip brackets.
- Keep children safe by surveying the homes of caretakers and sharing this important information.
Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department