National Burn Awareness Day - 19th October



Prevention and good first aid are key to reducing the number of burns and scalds occurring each year, especially in children and the elderly.

Following the success of National Burn Awareness Day in 2015, Children's Burns Trust is again working with the British Burn Association to grow the momentum and reach an even wider audience. Plans for this year's event are well under way - please email us if you would like to register for more information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, Fire Kills and the Chief Fire Officers Association have produced a Fire & Rescue Campaign Calender giving other important dates for 2016.

One of last year's initiatives was the launch of Hotspots House - a great new app, focussing on hot water and the Hot Water Burns Like Fire campaign. This first edition of the game visits Benji’s house and teaches children in a fun-ucational way the seriousness of scalding and burns.

As a result of the varied awareness activities held on National Burn Awareness Day the cumulative impact of targeted activities taking place across the country:

More information on the literature that we produce can be found in our Prevention pages.









Prevention Menu


1) Cool the burn with running cold tap water for 20 minutes and remove all clothing and jewelry (unless it is melted or firmly stuck to the wound).

2) Call for help - 999, 111 or local GP for advice.

3) Cover with cling film or a sterile, non-fluffy dressing or cloth. Make sure the patient is kept warm.

First Aid Advice from the British Burn Association

Supporting the National Burn Awareness Day