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Burn Survivors Resource Locator

Locate burn centers, burn camps, burn support organizations and other organizations in your area offering assistance to burn survivors and their families.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

Burns: Preventing Burns in Your Home

Burns often happen unexpectedly, but you can take precautions to help prevent them. This page provides fire and water related tips for preventing burns in your home.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

Fire Deaths and Injuries: Prevention Tips

Many residential fire-related deaths remain preventable but continue to pose a significant public health problem. Here are some safety tips that everyone should know.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fire, Burn and Scald Prevention

Injuries from fires and burns are some of the most painful and severe that children can suffer. Luckily, most of them can be prevented by making a few easy modifications to your home and teaching your family what to do in case of a fire emergency.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Safe Kids Worldwide

First Aid for Electrical Accidents

This online fact sheet provides step-by-step instructions for the first aid treatment of victims of electrical shock and electrical burn accidents.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Home Fire Prevention

Read these fact sheets that offer important fire safety tips on burn prevention, cooking fire safety, smoke alarms, residential fire sprinklers, home heating, fire extinguishers, and more.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Department of Homeland Security

Hot Water Burns

This fact sheet reviews treatment and prevention for minor and severe burns. Tips are given to help you test your water heater's temperature.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mass Casualties: Burns

Learn how to prepare for, respond to, and cope with mass casualty events, including burns resulting from an explosion, bombing, or other traumatic event.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Prevention and Treatment of Burns - Miscellaneous Causes

This fact sheet provides suggestions for preventing accidental burns in the kitchen and other areas in the home.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Protect the Ones You Love from Burns

This CDC initiative helps raise parents' awareness about the leading causes of child injury in the United States and how they can be prevented. Knowing how to prevent burns is a step toward this goal.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention