Support for the National Burn Awareness Day on 19th Oct 2016 had a wide base and the range of activities were impressive. The Children’s Burns Trust (CBT) worked with the British Burn Association (BBA) to grow the momentum and reach an even wider audience exploring ways to work collaboratively with support from, amongst others: Child Accident Prevention Trust, Electrical Safety First, the Government’s Fire Kills campaign and the Chief Fire Officers Association. Many other agencies and charities were also involved in using iBID data to spread the message about the importance of burn injury prevention.
The conference of the Chief Fire Officers Association focused on the development of the Fire and Health initiative, presented by Geoff Harris as vice-chair of the Strategic Health Group. This was supported by evidence from an iBID presentation outlining the methodology for the identification of vulnerable subgroups of the population and the means of monitoring burn injuries in the community.
The second BBA National Burn Awareness Day was held on the 21 October 2015, and again the BBA Prevention Committee thanked iBID for providing site specific information to burn services and national overview of burn injury causation.
A more detailed report of the day is available from:
It was opportune to present iBID data concerning the flame injury problem to the National Fire Sprinklers Network in Derbyshire on the same day as the National Burn Awareness Day 2015. Fruitful discussions were had concerning the utility of burn injury information to support the argument for a widespread use of water sprinklers in domestic residences.
The Fire and Rescue Statistics Users Group asked for a presentation of iBID data to better understand the possibility and utility of combined analysis in order to better understand the burn injury problem beyond the usual statistics produced by the Fires and Rescue Services via the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
The first British Burn Association National Burn Awareness Day (NBAD) was held utilising data about each burn services’ activity from iBID provided in a series of reports. Details of the activities are available here:
Including an Early Day motion in Parliament:
An invitation to present to the All – Party Parliamentary Fire Safety & Rescue Group resulted in a productive meeting at Westminster with a presentation of epidemiological data from iBID and details of the planned BBA National Burn Awareness Day.
It was concluded that the APPFSRG would ‘continue to work closely with iBID and the BBA on this matter, with the Fire Sector Federation, the Chief Fire Officers’ Association and the Childrens’ Burns Trust, to ensure that Government takes account of the alarming statistics, which have been assembled, and which you continue to gather.’
This conference aimed to help make it clear about ‘what matters’ in preventing serious burns and scalds among young children. The epidemiological data came from iBID which included the main causes of such injuries, their impact and who are most at risk. Other presentations focused on up-to-date methodology of ‘what works’ – the most effective ways to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by burns and scalds. The intention was for workers in prevention to pick up ideas and strategies.
The 2nd BBA Prevention Study Day was held in Liverpool in association with the Annual BBA scientific meeting.
Data from iBID was presented to illustrate the wider range of preventable injuries being seen by the burn services in England and Wales.
The 1st BBA Prevention Study Day was held in the Birmingham Council offices at the kind invitation mayor of Birmingham. The keynote speaker was the MP for Wakefield Mary Creigh who presented the successful outcome of her Bill to modify the UK Building regulations to introduce TMVs into new and renovated buildings.