According to the National Fire Protection Association, approximately every 60 seconds someone in the United States faces a burn injury enough to require treatment. 

National Burn Awareness Week is being observed at the beginning of February to give burn, fire and life safety educators an opportunity to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in the community.

It’s important to identify the types of burns that exist. A first degree burn turns the skin red, but there are no blisters. A second degree burn causes the outer layer of the skin and parts of the dermis to be damaged. This will be very painful and will likely develop blisters. A third degree burn is when the skin is charred or white. The top two layers of skin are irreversibly damaged.

For more resources, head over to NFPA.Org

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