Proclamation 5922 -- National Burn Awareness Week, 1989
the President of the
least 2 million people in the
The risk of burn injury exists in our homes, cars, and workplaces. The key to reduction of death and suffering from burn injury is available to everyone; awareness is the action word. Burn awareness is how people can prevent injury to themselves, their families, and their neighbors. The use of fire/smoke detectors and safety containers for flammables, the safe use of electric power, and development of good safety habits can reduce the number of injuries.
In recent years, medical research has made major advances through improved treatments that shorten hospitalization and save lives. New products are available for fire detection, safer fabrics, and personal protection. There are organized safety programs in the office and workplace. There is more assistance to ease the psychological impact on those who suffer burn injury.
Much more can be done to make ourselves safe from burn injury. We can all cooperate with the dedicated professionals who are working to prevent burns and care for the injured. And we can all practice and promote fire safety.
Congress, by House Joint Resolution 604, has designated February 5 through
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of December, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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