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Legislation #: 970167 Introduction Date: 2/13/1997
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 2/13/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ZCLEAVER(OLD)
Title: Declaring the month of February, 1997, as "Burns Awareness Month" and commending the Shriners Hospitals for Children for the care and contributions they provide for young burn victims.

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2/13/1997

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RESOLUTION NO. 970167

 

Declaring the month of February, 1997, as "Burns Awareness Month" and commending the Shriners Hospitals for Children for the care and contributions they provide for young burn victims.

 

WHEREAS, fire and burn injuries are leading causes of accidental deaths in the United States, especially among children and the elderly; and

 

WHEREAS, children under 10 account for as many as half of all burns that require hospitalization and as many as 75 percent of all scald burns; and

 

WHEREAS, about 75 percent of all burn accidents can be prevented by a comprehensive national education and awareness campaign; and

 

WHEREAS, three Shriners Burns Institutes, provide expert, specialized free medical care to children who have been burned; and

 

WHEREAS, the Shrine of North America and the Shriners Burns Institutes join with other burn facilities across the nation in recognizing the seriousness of fire hazard and the urgent need to educate the public about burn prevention and fire safety; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby proclaim the month of February, 1997 as "Burns Awareness Month"; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and copies hereof be presented to Don Fowler, Potentate of Ararat Temple, Ed Pavlovich, Hospital Chairman of Ararat Temple, George Wilkerson, Publicity Chairman of the Hospital Committee of Ararat Temple and Dr. Robert McCauley, Chief of Reconstructive Surgery at the Galveston Burns Institute.

 

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