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National Burn Awareness Week focuses on electrical safety

“Electrical Safety from Amps to Zap (A to Z)!” is the theme for this year’s National Burn Awareness Week from the American Burn Association.  Every year in the U.S., approximately 400,000 people receive medical treatment for burn injuries; in 2019, U.S. Emergency Departments treated over 3000 electrical burns alone. 

Fires and burns are more than just incidents. Every electrical burn injury has an impact and a story behind it. NFPA's Faces of Fire, in collaboration with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, is a campaign that features stories of people impacted by electrical incidents and demonstrates the need for continued education and awareness about electrical hazards both at work and at home.

Use these tips to promote Burn Awareness Week in your community:

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Andrea Vastis
Senior Director, Public Education, public health promotion & education professional passionate about eliminating disparities in access, education and resources.

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