ACSAFE Board of Directors giving a donation to Lehigh Valley Hospital Burn Center located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
March 28th, 2021
Mass trauma and disasters such as explosions and fires can cause a variety of serious injuries, including burns. These can include thermal burns, which are caused by contact with flames, hot liquids, hot surfaces, and other sources of high heat as well as chemical burns and electrical burns. It is vital that people understand how to behave safely in mass trauma and fire situations, as well as comprehend basic principles of first aid for burn victims. For burns, immediate care can be lifesaving.
On average in the United States in 2000, someone died in a fire every 2 hours, and someone was injured every 23 minutes
Each year in the United States, 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention