On Wednesday 12 October, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service will be joining organisations across the UK in marking National Burns Awareness Day.

Every year, National Burn Awareness Day aims to improve public awareness of both burn prevention and burns first aid. Burns can be a major injury and can result in lifelong scars and the need for ongoing medical care. Many burn injuries are preventable – and education and awareness in the community really can make a difference.

That is why the service is marking the day by sharing burn prevention guidance and safety information on their social media channels throughout the day. As a fire and rescue service, staff know the risk fires, hot surfaces, hot drinks and boiling water, and household items such as hair straightens pose and the service pride themselves on prevention through education.

You can learn more about National Burns Awareness Day here.

(Source: NCC)