The ABA actively advocates for burn prevention by spreading the word about the dangers that exist and ways to prevent burn injury.

Gasoline Fire Safety

US municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 51,600 fires per year due to the ignition of flammable gas and another 160,910 fires per year due to the ignition of a flammable or combustible liquid from 2007-2011, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

The ABA has complied important burn prevention tips when handling gasoline.

Position Statement on Home Oxygen Burn Prevention

The American Burn Association (ABA), by joint recommendation of the Committees on Burn Prevention and Government Affairs, developed the following statement to educate the public on the importance of preventing burn injuries and deaths resulting from the use of home medical oxygen.

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Portal Fuel Container Act

The Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019 (H.R. 806/S.1640) establishes standards for installing flame arrestors on portable fuel containers to prevent serious burn injuries. The ABA has advocated for the passage of this bill at the National Leadership Conferences for four years. Originally introduced in 2016 by Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), the bill is a direct result of years of advocacy efforts from the ABA and other members of the burn community.

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