Fire Truck Day is a long standing tradition of the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) Camp as fire trucks from all over the region gather at Portage Lakes State Park to make a giant splash and suds party for children who’ve been treated in Akron Children’s burn center.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, concerned about the financial health of the country’s burn centers, including the 8 in Ohio, introduced a bill to modernize the federal definition of trauma to include burn injuries.
For the curious child, a hot bowl of soup and a few seconds alone could mean a frantic trip to the ER. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 300 children show up at the hospital each day with scald injuries. At 140 degrees, soup, water and other hot liquids can cause a third-degree burn in just five seconds.