National Burn Awareness Day 2018


The National Fire Chiefs Council will be continuing its support for National Burn Awareness Day which this year takes place on 17th October. They day aims to raise awareness of the ongoing problem of burns and scalds injuries in children, which often occur in the home and are often preventable and can result in life changing injuries. 

The day will also highlight the importance of of good first aid following a burn or scald. This can make a huge difference in recovery times and severity of scarring. 


NFCC are encouraging Fire and Rescue Services to continue to support this really important campaign to which we are committed to. Chair of the NFCC, Roy Wilsher is a trustee of the Children's Burn's Trust and commented:

“In my role as Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and Trustee of the Children’s Burns Trust, I give my wholehearted support to National Burn Awareness Day 2018.

The day has proven to be a highly important fixture in the burn awareness calendar, highlighting the main causes of burns and scalds and showing that the majority of accidents are avoidable. My colleagues across the Fire Service have always shown their support on this day, and I’m looking forward to seeing the different awareness events that will be taking place up and down the country again this year.”

National Burn Awareness Day Toolkit