These resources are meant to be shared and we hope you will use them and pass them on to help spread the word on the dangers that exist and what can be done to decrease the risk.
These Prevention Campaigns were developed for community education and outreach initiatives. Anyone is welcome to use this content for educational purposes. They have been used in schools, with local community organizations and by health care organizations.
Each program includes general background information, fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations and presenter scripts that can easily be implemented at the local level. An introduction and overview of burn injury, along with guidelines for working with the public and the media, are also included to assist in educational initiatives.
These were developed with the support of a grant from the US Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, with funds appropriated by the US Congress under the Assistance to Firefighters Act (Fire Prevention and Safety Grants).
Burn First Aid
Cooking Safety for Older Adults
Fireworks – Leave the Show to the Pros
Gas Fireplaces Can Be Dangerous
Gasoline – Don’t Fuel the Fire
Home Oxygen Safety
Pediatric Scalds – A Burning Issue
Youth Firesetting Prevention
Sources for Obtaining Burn Data
Each year, the ABA holds a Burn Prevention Poster Contest. Posters may address scalds, any single burn or fire prevention problem, a specific population, or multiple etiologies. Posters will be evaluated according to originality of the idea, creativity, quality of the verbal and graphic message, the immediate clarity and positive tone of the message the poster conveys, as well as composition, and other elements of design.
Three monetary awards in the amounts of $500, $300, and $200 will be awarded to the top three posters. All awards are paid to the Institutions represented. Winners will be announced during the ABA Annual Meeting.
The Burn Prevention Award is awarded is presented to an ABA member for contribution in burn prevention. It recognizes prevention leaders in the burn community who have achieved wide-scale reduction of burn injuries and/or made progress toward elimination of burn injuries utilizing community partnerships. This award also intends to showcase the outstanding efforts of burn prevention achievements of maintained superior prevention efforts and advanced practices to improve safety. The winner is selected by the ABA Burn Prevention Committee and he/she receives an award of $1,500. The winner will be notified prior to the Annual Meeting and is required to attend to receive the award. The award will be presented at the ABA’s Annual Meeting during the Opening Plenary and Awards Ceremony.