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Burn Prevention Education

Fires kill nearly 500 children each year. Through community events, partnering fire departments, open houses, schools, hospitals and other agencies, AARBF is able to reach hundreds of families to provide practical, lifesaving information. To request a booth and volunteer at an event please fill out a prevention request form.

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Burn prevention information is 18% more likely to be retained with repetition.*

The majority of fire-related deaths (70%) are caused by smoke inhalation.**

Approximately 4 out of 10 home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms.***
Sources:
*Falkenberg, C., Burton, S., Krieger, A., & Vandrick, S. (2012). Repeated Dissemination of Burn Prevention Information To Students Increases Knowledge Retention. Supplement to Journal of Burn Care & Research, To Be Published 2012.
**Flynn, J. (2010). Characteristics of Home Fire Victims. National Fire Protection Association, Fire Analysis and Research Division.
***Aherns, M. (2011). Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires. National Fire Protection Association Fire Analysis and Research Division.
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