Throughout The World, Inc. (BSTTW) is an
International 501 (c)(3) Non Profit Organization. BSTTW
is currently working in Africa, Argentina, Canada, China, Egypt,
France, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Israel, Pakistan, Peru,
Philippines, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Tanzania, the UK and the United States.
BSTTW has 3 offices in the United States. They are located in Florida and Texas.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, the United
States has a severe fire dilemma that is more so than what is generally perceived. Nationally, there are
millions of fires, thousands of deaths, tens of thousands of injuries, and billions of dollars lost -
which makes the U.S. fire problem one of great national importance.
In 2016 there were 1,342,000 fires in the United States.
Positively there was a 3.4% increase in the number of fires in 2015. During 2016 there was an estimate of
3,390 civilian deaths and 14,650 civilian burn injuries that occurred. The number of burn injuries decreased by
6.5% since 2015. Of the 14,650 civilians injured in 2016, it is estimated that 12,775 civilians were injured
in structure fires, and of those injuries, 10,750 were injured in home structure fires. That is a decrease of
3.0 percent from 2015. Seven thousand three hundred and seventy-five of the burn injuries, occurred in one and
two family homes and manufactured homes. Three thousand three hundred and seventy-five of the burn injuried that
occurred in 2016 were in apartments. During 2016 it has also been found that 1,650 civilians were injured in
non-residential structure fires. That is an increase of 15.8 percent compaired to 2015. In 2016 one thousand and
seventy-five civilians were injured in highway vehicle fires, a 30.6 percent decrease from 2015. Other vehicle
fires, that include planes, trains, ships, construction, and farm vehicles, represent a decrease of 53.8 percent
since 2015. Nationwide every thirty seconds a burn injury occurs in the
United States. A structural fire occurs in the United States of America at the rate of one fire every fifty-nine seconds. Every seventy-six
seconds a fire department is called to respond to a fire at a residential address. Fires occur in vehicles at the rate
of one vehicle every one hundred and twenty-two seconds. Finally it has been found that every forty-one seconds
there is an outdoor property fire. To find out more about the United States National fires, deaths and
injuries statistics go to
United States Fire Statistics or National
Fire Protection Association.
Since BSTTW is an internationalnon profit organization, we must look at the situation not only in the USA but around the world. The BSTTW Board of Directors asks you to take a moment and think about how many people from around the world die or are injured daily due to home fires. The statistics are higher than we can imagine. There are millions of fires each year in every part of the world. Some of the areas around the world do not have a burn unit, the medical staff and medical equipment needed to help a burn victim recover and become a burn survivor. It has been shown that children and the elderly are especially at risk in home fires. This is due to the fact that our children and the elderly are less able to escape a fire. We can improve the chances that our family will survive a home fire by installing smoke alarms and practicing fire safety and how to exit when the alarm sounds. With your support, BSTTW can continue to donate the finances, medical equipment, advocacy, support and fire safety information needed to prevent fires and rebuild the lives of the people who suffer a burn injury and their family members.
BSTTW offers membership,
a peer support team,
education, advocacy, medical referrals, a free medical treatment program,
medical equipment, legal referrals, healing weekends, public awareness for the
burn survivor community and the public world wide.
On the internet
BSTTW offers a support team, email
lists, weekly scheduled, emergency and public chats, articles, stories,
pictures, poems, polls, newsletters, message boards and
By donating to
and/or volunteering with BSTTW you will
helping BSTTW to continue and increase
the work needed to rebuild the lives of the current and future burn survivors
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