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  • “I was in an auto accident in 2005 in which I sustained third and fourth degree burns over 50% of my body. I was given a 3% chance of survival. The Firefighters Burn Institute has helped me immensely on my road to recovery. Had it not been for Cliff Haskell’s vision to bring a burn center to the Sacramento area there is a very likely little chance I would be here. I have been truly blessed to have the Firefighters Burn Institute, its staff and leadership, who have supported my recovery and given me the opportunity to give back to others going through circumstances similar to mine.” — Christopher Cvitanov


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    Outside a fire station near the Sacramento neighborhood of River Park sits a bell housed in an small, elegant cupola.

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    A few pictures from the FFBI Firefighter and Burn Survivor Recovery Cruise! A good time had by all!

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    Facebook IconApril 13, 2015 at 8:17am

    Today FFBI received a check for $1,727.79 from Rough & Ready Fire Department for the money they raised during their "Fill the Boot for Burns" Boot Drive! Thank you Rough & Ready firefighters your your commitment to improving the lives of burn survivors!

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    Facebook IconApril 13, 2015 at 8:14am

    A big thank you going out to McKee Volunteer Fire Company for raising $6,000 for FFBI during their "Fill the Boot for Burns" Boot Drive! Awesome job McKee Fire, thank you for your continued support and dedication!

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    DON'T FORGET...this Saturday is the UC Davis Fire 11th Annual Pancake Breakfast! Hope to see you all there!

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    April 6, 2015 at 10:46am

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    "Early Bird Special" --->ONLY through Eventbrite for $10 OFF with Coupon Code --->information coming soon!

    Your ticket donation will benefit the Firefighter's Burn Institute & Shriners Hospital for Children Northern CA. We appreciate your continued support!! :-)

    Firefighters Burn Institute
    April 1, 2015 at 10:10am

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    This account through Blood Source has been set up for Captain Dern of the Fresno FD. If you'd like to donate blood on his behalf please do so at a Blood Source facility and use the Donor Club code below Please everyone share this information. This is a way we can all help him.
    Thanks Sac Metro Captain Vestal for setting this up.

    Firefighters Burn Institute
    March 31, 2015 at 9:23am

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    Update on my friend, mentor and HERO Fresno Fire, CA Captain Pete Dern:

    Former Army Cobra Copter Pilot (PIC), 25+ year veteran of the Fresno Fire Department. Fire Captain on the USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) team.

    On Sunday March 29, 2015 Fire Captain Pete Dern was leading his crew across the roof of a single-family-residential structure fire to provide vertical ventilation to remove smoke and gases and provide for the safety of the interior attack crews when a catastrophic roof collapse over the garage dropped him into the inferno.

    Fellow Fresno Firefighters rescued him within minutes but sadly and unfortunately he suffered 65-75 percent burns across his body including second and third degree burns.

    His most severe burns are to his hands and a full thickness burn to his left hip.

    Pete is heavily sedated with enough medication to keep him pain free but not in a coma. He is intubated and breathing on a respirator. He has already undergone the first of many more surgeries to come.

    The burn doctors say it will be a minimum of 4 - 6 months in the hospital. However he is still not out of the woods. The majority of the people who sustain this much burn trauma succumb to infection and do not live.

    It's been an very difficult and emotional last 24+ hours.

    I just got back from a hospital visit with him. He was conscious and alert but could not speak because of the breathing tube.

    Pete is a dear friend and of one of the most competent, skilled and experienced firefighters I know. He's also one of the best people I know on the planet. Badass Brother with a gold heart.

    The overwhelming show of support both personally and for my department from across the nation and around the world has been nothing short of humbling and reminds me once again that despite all the tragic and terrible things we encounter and endure this is still... and will ALWAYS be the best job in the world.

    We love you Pete and want you restored. Long road ahead for all of us.

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are very heavy in Fresno, CA

    "Brotherhood Strong"

    Brotherhood of Fire

    Jonathan Lusk
    Captain - Fresno Fire
    Publisher "Brotherhood of Fire"

    Firefighters Burn Institute
    March 30, 2015 at 11:39am

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    As most of you know by now a Fresno Firefighter was seriously burned yesterday at a structure fire. SFD Captain Mike Feyh who is the 10th District Rep for the IAFF's Burn Foundation has been in contact with the President of the Fresno Firefighters Union Local 753. He has offered not only the IAFF's support but the support of the Firefighters Burn Institute. Currently there has been no request made to us for any help. We will do our best to keep everyone updated. Please keep him and the entire Fresno FD in your thoughts and prayers.

    Thank you,

    Jim Doucette, Executive Director Firefighters Burn Institute