June 28, 2017

On todays show, our guests include Carol Horvitz, Chief Executive Officer of  Children's Burn Foundation in Los Angeles and actor Robbie Daymond.

From kids washing up under a too-hot faucet to an accidental tipping of a coffee cup, burns are a potential hazard in every home. In fact, burns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents.

Babies and young children are especially at risk — they're curious, small, and have sensitive skin that needs extra protection.

Although some minor burns aren't cause for concern and can be safely treated at home, other more serious burns require medical care. But taking some simple precautions to make your home safer can prevent many burns.

Fewer children die in fires today compared to 10 years ago thanks, in part, to an increase in public fire education and prevention efforts. Fire service professionals can continue to make an impact on children and families through outreach to their local communities with this message of prevention and preparedness.

According to the latest data available from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, consider the following statistics:

Children's Burn Foundation
Children's Burn Foundation

Children’s Burn Foundation, a charity in Los Angeles, is dedicated to providing support services for child burn survivors, ages 0-18 and their families.  Through the effective education of caregivers and children on life-saving fire safety and burn prevention skills, the Children’s Burn Foundation is dedicated to reducing these needless tragedies.

With that goal in mind, they have developed targeted programs that bring critical fire and burn prevention messages and resources to children and their families.

The first program they helped develop is Careful, That’s Hot!, a scald prevention program that teaches parents and caregivers of young children how to prevent burns. It is presented at child-care facilities, Head Start programs and parenting classes in the Los Angeles area. 

L.A. Troupe Safety Smart is a lively, engaging program that teaches young children life-saving fire safety and burn prevention skills. Children learn to crawl low under smoke, check doors for heat, locate safety spots, test smoke detectors monthly, and to never play with matches.

This highly inventive theatrical group provides innovative, interactive fire safety and prevention performances for elementary school children, kindergarten through 3rd grade, in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Children are entranced by the story of Scatterbrained Wanda, who hopes to make her house “fire safe” for inspection by the fire marshal, Inspector Danger.

Adrian visited the organization earlier this month and had the opportunity to talk with Carol Horvitz, the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Burn Foundation.

Robbie Daymond
Robbie Daymond

While traveling through lovely New Zealand last month, Adrian caught up with Robbie Daymond on the trip.  @robbiedaymond

Robbie Daymond is an American actor and voice actor. He is mostly known for providing voices for animation, audiobooks, Japanese anime, and video games, with notable roles in Sailor Moon Crystal, The Tom and Jerry Show, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Manhattan, Final Fantasy XV, Transformers: Rescue Bots, Breadwinners and Tales of Zestiria.

Robbie earned a BA in theatre performance in 2004 from University Nevada Las Vegas. Fascinated with the classics and the physical nature of acting be continued his education in the UNLV masters program. From 2004 to 2007 he would performed in many plays at the NCT, a professional theater connected to the University. During the course of his entire academic history, he would spend each summer performing in summer stock, honing his acting in every genre, from Shakespeare to musicals. As of 2007, was the youngest instructor ever to teach at the UNLV theater department at age 22.

Peace Fund Hero Kendall Ciesemier
Peace Fund Hero Kendall Ciesemier

On this week's Peace Fund Hero of the Week segment, John Bierly brings us the final part of his interview with Kendall Ciesemier.

As many of you probably remember, Kendall is the founder of Kids Caring 4 Kids, an organization she started at 11 years old and the co-founder of OWN IT, a series of game-changing summits, events, and opportunities meant to inspire young women. 

Kids Caring 4 Kids empowers young people to help provide basic human needs to children living in sub-Saharan Africa. Since its founding, Kids Caring 4 Kids has engaged over 15,000 young people in the U.S. to raise one million dollars to support programs providing access to clean water, healthcare, food and education. Now a program of Lifesong for Orphans, a former partner organization, Kids Caring 4 Kids is aimed at engaging young people in the effort to develop and sustain Lifesong's school in Kitwe, Zambia.