Burn injuries are second only to motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the US. Burns are injuries to the skin caused by heat, chemicals, electricity or even radiation. While most people think it won’t happen to them, statistics show that every 21 seconds a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the US. Additionally, nearly 2.3 million people suffer some type of burn injury every year. Hundreds of thousands of these are injuries of a serious nature and about 10,000 result in death.