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WHEREAS, burn injuries continue to be one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in the United States and nearly one-third of all burn injuries occur in children under the age of 15 according to the American Burn Association; and

WHEREAS, more than 486,000 people receive medical care for treatment of burn injuries annually; and

WHEREAS, the primary causes of injury include fire-flame, scalds, electrical and chemicals, with most of the injuries occurring in the home; and

WHEREAS, significant research and medical advances have dramatically improved burn care and treatment, aided rehabilitation, shortened hospital stays, and increased burn survival rates; and

WHEREAS, many people devote their lives and careers to treating, caring for, supporting and rehabilitating burn injury survivors, including those performing vital work in burn research and development; and

WHEREAS, Burn Awareness Week in Nevada calls upon burn, fire and life safety educators to make the public aware of the frequency, causes and devastation of burn injury as well as consistent and authoritative measures to prevent these injuries and how to best care for those that are affected;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of February 3 – 9, 2019 as

Burn Awareness Week in Nevada

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 30th day of January, 2019.