National Burn Awareness Week Feb. 4-10 Helps Highlight Prevention and Safety

Rep. Adam Niemerg asks that you join him and the American Burn Association to help bring awareness to the need for further burn prevention the week of February 4 – 10. This year’s theme is Flammable Liquids Burn, which acts as a reminder that flammable liquids, such as gasoline, can burn while at room temperature.

Burn injuries continue to be one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in our nation,
where tragically, children, the elderly, and the disabled are especially vulnerable to burn injuries, and almost one-third of all burn injuries occur in children under the age of 15.

Children under five are twice as likely to be seen for burn injuries at a hospital ER.

The primary causes of injury include fire-flame, scalds, contact with hot objects, and electrical and
chemicals. Most of the injuries occur in the home. Thankfully, in today’s society, 96.8% of those who suffer burn injuries will survive. Unfortunately, many of those survivors will sustain serious scarring, life-long physical disabilities, adjustment difficulties.

Learn more at the American Burn Association HERE.