Overview: A scald injury can happen at any age.
Children, older adults, and people with disabilities are especially at risk. Hot liquids from bath water, hot coffee, and even microwaved soup can cause devastating
injuries. Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries. Most “fire-related injuries” are burns. In fact, approximately every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a burn injury serious enough to require
* Increased awareness of the dangers can prevent injuries. Keep your family safe by learning how to prevent burns. National Burn Awareness Week is observed the first full week in February, and it is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire, and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities.