Stop the burning process: Remove the heat source and help the person to drop and roll if clothing is on fire.

Assess Airway, Breathing, and Circulation and look for other injuries.

  • If injuries are severe immediately call for professional help

Remove clothing and any jewelry (unless clothing is stuck to the skin).

Cool the area that has been burnt, using running, cool/tepid water for 10-30 minutes.

  • Watch that you do not over-cool the person if a large area has been burnt. Keep the person warm.

For chemical burns, wear protective gloves, remove any contaminated clothing, brush any powder chemical off the skin and irrigate the area for 60 minutes.

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