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A number of websites provide information on fire and burn prevention or on safety issues in general.  Some of the sites that we have found useful are listed (in no particular order) below:

 

www.ameriburn.org  The American Burn Association, Chicago, IL.  The ABA is the professional organization of approximately 2000 burn care providers, firefighters, therapists and others with an interest in burn care.  The Burn Prevention Committee of this organization produces a prevention    campaign on  different topic each year.  These are available free of charge.  Some can be downloaded from the ABA website (www.ameriburn.org/Preven/Prevention.htm).  All can be ordered by phone (800 548- BURN or 312 642-9260)

 

www.worldburn.org      The website of the International Society for Burn Injury.  Founded in 1965 to with the purpose of 'reducing the incidence of this major scourge'.   An international multidisciplinary organization with a main purpose  ' to disseminate knowledge and to stimulate prevention' 

 

www.phoenix-society.org   The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is a nonprofit organization with the mission to "Uplift and inspire anyone affected by the devastation of a burn injury through peer support, education, collaboration and advocacy" .   The Phoenix Society sponsors the annual World Burn Congress of burn survivors, families, caregivers and burn and fire service personnel.  The Phoenix Society works closely with the American Burn Association on burn prevention issues.   Joint ABA / Phoenix publications can be downloaded from this site.

 

www.nfpa.org   The National Fire Protection Association, organized in 1896, is a nonprofit group of over 75,000 members worldwide.   This organization develops and publishes more than 300 codes and standards ('National Fire Codes') related to fire prevention.  They also collect data related to the annual incidence and severity of fire in the United States, including data on firefighter injury and death.  The entire set of National Fire codes can be purchased on CD, in print form or as an internet subscription (sales: 1-800-344-3555).   Individual codes can be purchased and downloaded online.  Free online access for first responders is provided for several codes related to terrorism, hazardous materials or Urban Search and Rescue response.    

 

www.safekids.org     The National Safe Kids Campaign website makes the point that unintentional injury is the number one killer of children and that 90% of these injuries are preventable.  The website includes downloadable safety tips, up-to-date information on product recalls, and a listing of federal and state child safety laws and regulations on a variety of topics ranging from babies to bike helmets to water safety.    

 

www.usfa.fema.gov    The US Fire Administration an entity of the Federal Emergency Management Agency / Department of Homeland Security has the mission to 'reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies' .  USFA  administers the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) which was budgeted for $750 million dollars for FY 2004. Of interest to us, fire departments may request grant money  to 'improve firefighter health and safety programs' or to 'establish or expand fire prevention and safety programs' .  

      USFA runs the National Fire Data Center and the National Fire Incident Reporting System.   Literally hundreds of publications are downloadable from the USFA site covering  fire incidence, impact, safety, and prevention.  Technical reports examining specific fires, spills or other incidents of interest are also downloadable.   When researching fire statistics, this site should be your first stop.

 

www.cpsc.gov   The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent  federal regulatory agency with the mission  to 'protect the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products' .  CPSC has jurisdiction over approximately 15,000 consumer products.   The most up-to-date list of defective and recalled products can be found at this website.    Downloadable publications on all sorts of safety topics are also available.  While there, why not email the CPSC to let them know how unhappy you are about the relaxed childrens' sleepwear standards?

       

www.cdc.gov   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services is the 'lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people'.  While better known for infectious/communicable disease issues, the CDC collects all kinds of data on injury incidence and prevention.  The CDC runs the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, which has downloadable publications regarding injury prevention at www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/pubs.htm

 

www.tf.org   The Trauma Foundation, located at San Francisco General Hospital.  In addition to having one of the easiest URLs to remember, the Trauma Foundation has become an internationally recognized leader in the field of injury prevention.  A major  advocate for the development of fire-safe cigarettes, the Trauma Foundation has been involved with this issue since 1978.  The most complete and up-to-date information on the fire-safe cigarette issue is usually found at this site.   

www.iafc.org/Grants/fire_prevention.asp   The International Association of Fire Chiefs, as part of a FEMA grant, has developed fire prevention materials related to Native Americans/Alaska Native communities, emerging code issues regarding places of public assembly, healthcare facilities and structural/wildfire fire interoperability.  Downloadable material and links are listed on this website

 

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Last modified: July 11, 2004