The Victorian Burns Prevention Partnership (VBPP) was formed by representatives from the state’s fire services CFA and MFB, and the Alfred Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Units. The partnership is designed to share knowledge, discuss issues around burns prevention, and initiate and develop joint projects/campaigns/media releases of mutual interest.
Burn injury is a significant component of the overall burden of injury in Australia with approximately 50,000 burns related hospital admissions per year.
The VBPP aims to reduce the number of burn injuries and fatalities especially among children. With 79 per cent of child burn injuries occurring in the home, a lot can be done to prevent such injuries or minimise the extent of the injury.