In this video, a St John Ambulance trainer demonstrates what to do if someone has suffered a burn or scald and shares signs to identify a burn or scald. Burns and scalds are damages to the skin caused by heat. A burn is usually caused by dry heat, like fire, a hot iron, or sunshine. A scald is caused by wet heat, like steam or a hot cup of tea. Find out more about how to treat burns and scalds – Learn more ways to help people with St John Ambulance first aid training courses: St John Ambulance on Facebook – St John Ambulance on Twitter – Subscribe to St John Ambulance on YouTube – #FirstAid #HowTo #Burns Disclaimer: community-contributions are not reviewed by our clinical team so we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the first aid advice translations.