Commissioner Souto sponsored an event along with FPL called “Safer Homes, Fewer Burns” to help residents prevent electrical and fire injuries. Florida Power & Light Company, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the UM/JM Burn Center at Jackson’s Ryder Trauma Center Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Commissioner Javier D. Souto, Fire Marshall Chief Arthur L. Holmes, Jr., Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, FPL Electrical Lineworkers, FPL Energy Experts visited 50 homes in Westchester. The team of experts moved from house to house, sharing tips and advice that will help homeowners make improvements in the safety of their homes to avoid burn injuries.
The new program coincides with National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13, 2012). To commemorate the occasion, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Commissioner Javier Souto have proclaimed Oct. 10 “Burn Prevention Day” in the County and this event is the first to recognize that proclamation.