Origin

After personally experiencing life threatening burn injuries during the Bali Bombings of October 2002, Julian Burton (pictured below) was inspired to give something back to the people who supported him and the many others who were affected.

After researching burn injury care across Australia, Julian discovered Australia did not have a national burn care community organisation in existence and indeed that burns are one of the top 3 injuries suffered by Australians every year. 

The Julian Burton Burns Trust was incorporated on the 1st of July 2005 to raise funds for the prevention, care and research of burn injury nationally with support of Associate Professor Dr John Greenwood AM and Sheila Kavanagh OAM.

In 2006 Julian was awarded an OAM for his contribution to the community through his work with the Julian Burton Burns Trust and was awarded SA Australian of the Year (2010).

FIRST AID QUICK GUIDE
In an emergency call 000
1. REMOVE
Remove any clothing and jewellery from the affected area to allow effective cooling of the burn.
2. COOL
Cool the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes - this will stop the burning process and also help ease the pain.
3. COVER
Cover the burn with a clean lint free cloth or if it is a large area, cover loosely with cling wrap to lessen the chance of infection.
4. SEEK
Seek medical advice if the burn is larger than a 20 cent piece or on the face, hands, feet or groin area.