In 2015, nearly 500,000 people in the United States received medical treatment for burn-related injuries. Of those, 40,000 required hospitalization for further treatment. In the same year, there were over 3,200 deaths from fire and smoke inhalation. 
According to the ABA’s AmeriBurn website, over 70% of the injuries mentioned above occurred in the home.  This week, it’s the right time for everyone to take a few minutes to review important safety tips to lower the risk of burn injuries at home.
Dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by burn injuries, the American Burn Association (ABA) is one of a few key organizations that promote fire safety awareness and education throughout the United States. The National Burn Awareness campaign kicks off in February.
Scald burns caused by hot liquids or vapor are the leading cause of non-fire burns. For this reason, we recommend that you review the following tips with your friends and family, and especially those with young children.
Burn Safety Tips
In the kitchen…
Working with water…
And with children…
If someone is burned, follow these instructions recommended by ABA:
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