Burn injuries are one of the most devastating of all injuries. No one wants to be burned by a fire or get scalded from hot liquid or steam. These injuries are painful and may result in long term care, scarring and in some cases death.
Most burn injuries happen in a person’s home and the most common places are in the kitchen, dining room and bathrooms. Infants and young children are at the most risk because their skin is thinner than the average adult. People with disabilities and older adults are also more susceptible to burns.
Take a look a these pages for good information on preventing fires and scald burns. On our Resources page you will find links to other organization with more information about preventing burns and resources for those with burn injuries.