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Heroes, Hops & Hot Rods

Bertolucci’s Auto Body Shop, SacYard Community Tap House and the Firefighters Burn Institute presents Heroes, Hops & Hotrods: A celebration of Sacramento history, culture, and the first responders that help to keep our community safe.

Join us on August 13th from 2PM to 7PM at 33rd Street between Stockton and P Street.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Local brews poured by our local Firefighter Beertenders!
  • Food Trucks
  • Hot Rod Car Exhibit
  • Games
  • Raffle
  • Live music & dancing
  • and more!

Tickets include: Admission to event, unlimited beer & wine tasting, 1 meal ticket from a selection of food trucks, and the American Muscle car show exhibit!August

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

General Admission:

$40/Ticket OR 2 for $70

$45 at the door 

Must be 21 years of age or older to enter

Regrets, no pets

BurnNet Survivors Meeting

The BurnNet Survivors Meeting is a twice monthly meeting where burn survivors and survivors of necrotizing fasciitis, families and significant others discuss issues and raise questions related to their injury.

The meeting is facilitated by the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center Burn Outreach Coordinator and a SOAR peer. They provide a relaxed, safe and undisturbed atmosphere, conducive to the needs of all those who attend. UC Davis Medical Center is a Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) — designated facility, some of our peer support volunteers will serve as a source of hope and inspiration to those impacted by a burn injury. Questions are answered and anxieties related to the injuries can be diminished or alleviated in this safe haven. Useful topics are discussed each month to aid in the participants’ understanding of the various stages of injury, rehabilitation and recovery.
 
Other specialists are featured in Lunch Bunch sessions, held the second Thursday of each month from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. They speak to topics like cosmetics, vocational rehabilitation and physical therapy, and reconstructive options. Sign up through our Google Form.
 
The Firefighters Burn Institute also hosts a Yoga + Mindfulness or light exercise session in the evening most months on the fourth Thursday. Email valorie@ffburn.org for more information or call (916) 739-8525 and ask for Valorie.
 
Caregiver Support Meetings are held virtually on the fifth Thursday when there are five Thursdays in a month. Email valorie@ffburn.org for more information or call (916) 739-8525 and ask for Valorie.
 
More information is available at UCD BurnNet Survivor Meeting.

Virtual Meetings

Upcoming Peer Support Group Meetings

7:00 to 8:30 p.m. PST, first Thursday of every month

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Thursday,  August 4, 2022
Thursday, September 1, 2022

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST, third Thursday of every month

Thursday,  July 21, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022

To sign up for virtual BurnNet Survivors Meetings, please follow the link and complete the online form here: https://forms.gle/saLzDViLBwmCHSiV8

In-Person Meetings

In-person meetings are currently unavailable and will begin once conditions are deemed safe at our host location, UC Davis Medical Center. Participants are able to access meetings online until then. Register for the meeting for more information. Please visit UCD BurnNet for the most up-to-date information about in-person Survivor Meetings. Meetings are held in Sacramento, CA.

 

Little Heroes Family Burn Camp

“Come Play & Grow Together!”

November 4-6, 2022
Applications available soon

Apply Online

Little Heroes Family Burn Camp is a burn recovery program designed for young burn survivors, ages one to six years old and their families. This unique, three-day program helps families understand and cope with physical and emotional challenges associated with burn recovery. In a supportive camp environment, families have the opportunity to meet other families who are overcoming similar challenges.

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World Burn Congress Scholarship Program

Provided by the Firefighters Burn Institute

The Firefighters Burn Institute provides a limited number of scholarships for burn survivors and the medical professionals that care for them to attend the Phoenix Society’s “World Burn Congress.”  The scholarship typically includes round-trip airfare, hotel costs for approved conference nights and conference registration.

World Burn Congress (WBC) can be a life changing experience, not only for burn survivors, but for their family, friends and caregivers as well. WBC offers a supportive environment for transformational healing and gives those affected by burn injuries the tools to thrive again. Each year hundreds of burn survivors from all over the world come together to share their stories, find resources for their recovery and build a network for support. World Burn Congress is the world’s largest gathering of the burn community, connecting attendees with resources, support, and each other.

The Firefighters Burn Institute is honored to provide scholarships to those in need who would not otherwise be able to experience this life changing conference.  The conference helps burn survivors and their families understand and cope with the physical and emotional challenges associated with burn recovery.  WBC not only offers burn survivors the chance to meet others overcoming similar challenges, but also gives the hope and encouragement to go beyond merely surviving.

Conference Dates

2022 Phoenix: Engage
Saturday, May 14, 2022
This is a one-day virtual connection opportunity featuring a panel discussion. Open Mic, and learning sessions. Six additional sessions will be held, once a month after Engage and virtual content will be available throughout. 
Scholarship Application Deadline: May 10, 2022

Apply Online for Phoenix: Engage

Phoenix World Burn Congress
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announced that there will be no World Burn Congress event in person or held virtually for 2022. 

How to apply for a scholarship:

In order to be considered for a scholarship through the FFBI, please review the Phoenix: Engage Scholarship Application for instructions and requirements.