Burn Awareness Week

Wednesday, February 6th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

More than 500 Oklahomans are hospitalized for burns each year. That's why this week is National Burn Awareness week.

Recent statistics indicate burn injuries and deaths are down over the past several years. But Tulsa firefighters hope to reduce burn injuries even more through education. Tulsa Fire Assistant Fire Marshal, Debbie Bailey, "I think people realize that fire is dangerous and you try to give it the respect it deserves, stay away from it and know that it's hot, but again hot water is hot, make people aware that their everyday household items are hazardous."

The most common type of burn is, sunburn.