Burn Awareness Week, observed the first full week in February, is a window of opportunity for organizations to mobilize burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities.

Burn Awareness Week is an excellent opportunity to kick off a year full of burn awareness education.

Burn Awareness Week Materials

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is recognized as a partner organization in celebrating and assisting with the development of the ABA National Burn Awareness Week.

The ABA National Burn Awareness Week is held during the first week of February annually and the 2019 campaign dates are February 3-9, 2019. Please ask your state’s Governor and Chief of Staff to sign the proclamation.

  1. We need you to serve as a signer for your state’s request letters. The Burn Center Director letter is provided for delivery to the Governor/Chief of Staff. The highlighted areas of the letter show the locations to insert the Governor/Chief of Staff contact information and the bottom of the letter is provided for your signature and contact information.
  2. Mail the Burn Center Director letter with the proclamation template letter to both the Governor and Chief of Staff offices, for signature. The Governor needs to sign the proclamation.
  3. Send back to the ABA central office, abacentraloffice@ameriburn.org.

Burn Center Director letter to the Governor

Proclamation signed by the Governor