National Burn Awareness Week Kicks Off

Posted on 2/8/21 2:03 PM

Nearly 500,000 people are treated for burns each year. The primary causes of injury include fire/flame, scalds, electrical, and chemical burns. In fact, approximately every 60 seconds someone in the US sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment.

National Burn Awareness Week graphicThe Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner is encouraging Pennsylvanians to learn more about burn hazards, and how to avoid injury, in observance of National Burn Awareness Week, February 7–13, 2021.

Learn more about burn and fire safety.