A burn is a type of injury to the skin caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation.

First-degree burns are usually limited to redness and pain at the site.

Second-degree burns have blistering of the skin.

Third-degree burns have charring of the skin, the nerve endings are burnt away.

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About Being Normal : Life as a Burn Survivor
Explores and recounts what it is like to live with burns from childhood to adult as a burn survivor.
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
Variety of innovative burn prevention materials. Survivor assistance programs and support group information.
American Burn Association
The ABA is dedicated to: stimulating and sponsoring the study and research in acute care, rehabilitation, and prevention of burns; providing a forum for presentation of knowledge; fostering training opportunities for burn care professionals; and encouraging publications within the burn care field.
B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund
Links and information about burns and their treatment.
Burn Awareness
Treatment of chemical, thermal, and electrical burns. Contains information for families, children, educators and firefighters. Provided by the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Burn Children Recovery Foundation
Information about the organization which helps teach children about fire prevention, helps support child burn victims, and offers training to protect children from fire. Details about the programs and contacts.
Burn Recovery Center
Describes burn treatment therapies including skin grafts and reconstructive surgery. Information on burn centers and resources for long-term treatment and care.
Burn Resource Centre
Offers education and consultation to professionals and the community. Includes an awareness quiz, articles [PDF], and list of training topics and seminars.
Burn Survivors Throughout the World, Inc.
Offers articles on various issues, advocacy and support. Includes a message board, scheduled chats, personal stories and mailing lists.
Children's Burn Foundation
Provides financial resources to meet the needs children suffering severe burns caused by abuse, neglect, or accident. Includes information about the programs and request for funding.
eMedcine Health - Chemical Eye Burns
Consumer health resource center providing information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of chemicals in the eye.
eMedicine Health - Chemical Burns
Consumer health resource center providing information on the causes, symptoms, and treatments.
eMedicine Health - Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns
Consumer health resource center providing information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of burns.
Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, Edmonton Chapter
Information, history and pictures that show what the society is all about along with our Fund Raising efforts and the Alberta Children's Burn Camp.
Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation - Atlanta
The Foundation's mission is to educate the public in burn awareness and prevention, to support medical facilities in the care of burns in Georgia, and to assist burn survivors in their recovery.
The Herbert Mahne Family Foundation
Funds programs that assist juvenile burn victims throughout the United States.
Illinois Fire Safety Alliance
Information for persons or groups with a common interest in fire safety, burn prevention, and public education, and promotional programs and disseminate information related to fire safety and burn prevention.
International Society for Burn Injuries
The Society was founded to 'disseminate knowledge and stimulate prevention in the field of burns'. Current Regional and Country reports regarding burn care can be obtained from the site.
NHS Choices: Burns and Scalds
Provides information on these injuries with details of symptoms, treatment, complications and recovery.
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Inc.
Helping burn survivors and their families cope with and overcome the unimaginable and difficult challenges they encounter following a burn injury.
Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Association Burn Fund
A Canadian association established in 1974 as a non-profit registered charity. Features fund raising and events, burn units, education and awareness and contacts.

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