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Burn awareness

Be aware about what can burn

Most “fire-related injuries” are burns. In fact, approximately every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment.*

For families and communities

Video: Sparky the Fire Dog® helps children learn to "Stay Away From Hot Things". Also see: "Tell an Adult If You See Matches or Lighters" video.

 

For educators
  • Faces of Fire: This video project of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative features stories of people impacted by fire and demonstrates the need for home fire sprinklers
  • Keep Your Community Cooking Safety A free toolkit to help you launch a cooking safety campaign. 
  • Learn Not to Burn®: Teaches fire safety to children (preschool to grade 2) using proven strategies that incorporate NFPA's philosophy of using positive, practical messaging.
  • Remembering When™: A free educational program for older adults that centers around basic fire and fall prevention messages.
  • National Burn Awareness Week: Sponsored by the American Burn Association, the first full week in February is designated to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities.
From NFPA Journal®
  • "The Air in There: A look at hyperbaric chambers. While they have been touted for their healing and restorative powers, a proliferation of the devices has experts concerned about the potential fire hazard. (NFPA Journal®, January/February 2017)
 * Source: American Burn Association. (2016). Burn incident and treatment in the United States: 2016 fact sheet. Chicago: American Burn Association.