We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury like burns is a step toward this goal every day over 300 children ages 0 to 19 are treated in emergency rooms for burn related injuries and two children die as a result of being burned. Burn awareness week is an opportunity for burn fire and life safety educators to share burn awareness and prevention messages with their communities burn awareness week is the first full week of february download the american burn associations scald injury prevention guide for educators powerpoint presentations english spanish. Community fire burn prevention programs scald injury prevention campaign selected burn and scald injury statistics for children5 total burns o in 2003 an estimated 83300 children ages 14 and under were treated in hospital emergency rooms for burn related injuries o 15000 children are hospitalized annually with burn injuries. Burn safety and prevention for older adults preventing burns there are many simple steps that you can take to prevent burn injuries scald burns many scald burns happen while cooking eating and bathing but there are other ways we can get burned from hot liquids follow these tips to prevent these burns. Hot liquids burn like fire a scald injury can happen at any age children older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk hot liquids from bath water hot coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries and the 1 cause of burn injury to small children
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