Burn Recovery in Groups Healing Together
Team BRIGHT is a community reintegration program for burn survivors built on friendship, support, and goal-attainment, organized in collaboration between the Firefighters Burn Institute and Shriners Hospitals for Children–Northern California with help from local firefighter volunteers.
Team BRIGHT is designed to encourage community engagement after a burn injury. Firefighter volunteers and patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern CA meet up on monthly coordinated recreational outings during which the firefighters can support goal attainment, help boost survivor skills, and make recovery fun. Young burn survivors in the local community are also invited to outings.
Burn survivors will have opportunities to experience the greater Sacramento area and test their new potential with peers with the knowledge that a firefighter has their back.
Team BRIGHT’s first outing in 2020 to an ice-skating rink had one participant feeling transported: “It was like a movie.”
Outing dates: Suspended due to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19.
For questions, more information, or to make a donation please contact Valorie Smart at (916) 739-8525 or Valorie@ffburn.org.
In 2005, the Firefighters Burn Institute started a scholarship program for burn survivors who have participated in programs, events and/or services offered by the Firefighters Burn Institute and who were treated as an inpatient at a medical burn facility for twenty-four hours or more.
Up to four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded each year to burn survivors. Applicants must be pre-enrolled and accepted for full- or part-time attendance to a college, university, community college, trade school, or technical school before any funds are distributed. Recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA throughout the school year. This scholarship may be awarded to an applicant a maximum of twice.
The following items must be submitted for your scholarship request to be considered:
- Completed Cliff Haskell Scholarship Application
- Official high school transcript/GED, including credits and GPA OR official college, university, trade/technical school transcripts and GPA.
- Two letters of recommendation from any the following: camp directors or counselors, high school or college counselors, teachers, professors, principals, employers, coaches or other program leaders.
- An essay (minimum of 500 words) addressing how being a burn survivor has impacted your life and how the scholarship will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have:
- Completed high school or received a GED or be in his/her high school senior year at the time of application.
- Applied to or been accepted to an accredited college, university, trade/technical school. FFBI will verify each recipient’s college or trade school enrollment prior to disbursement of scholarship funds.
Applications must be postmarked by September 1, 2023
Submit Completed Application Package via email to Valorie Smart, Program Manager – Survivor Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via mail to:
Firefighters Burn Institute
Attn: Scholarship Committee
3101 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820
56th Annual ABA Conference
April 9-12, 2024
Scholarship Application Deadline: November 15, 2023
The Firefighters Burn Institute (FFBI) is committed to funding education for medical burn team professionals and supporting burn treatment and rehabilitation research for burn unit staff to attend the annual American Burn Association Conference. This annual meeting is the premier educational event for the entire burn care team.
The FFBI scholarship is not intended to cover the full cost of attending the ABA conference. Each scholarship amount will be based on the need of the applicant and is intended to assist the recipient with hotel, registration and travel expenses. Applicants taking an ABLS course may qualify for additional aid. We will require verification of conference attendance and also completion of a post-conference survey.
The American Burn Association dedicates their efforts and resources to promoting and supporting burn-related care, prevention, education, and research. Their multidisciplinary membership enhances their ability to work toward common goals with other organizations and educational programs.
How to apply for an educational scholarship to attend ABA:
In order to be considered for a scholarship through the FFBI, each applicant will need to complete an online application.
FFBI will review each application and make final decisions on scholarship amounts and recipients. Careful consideration will be given to each applicant. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you have any questions, contact Rachel Crowell at (916) 739-8525 or at email@example.com.
Requests must be received by: November 15, 2023.
Children will grab anything that they can get their hands on. Keep hot objects away from counter edges and out of the reach of children.
Emergencies happen when we least expect them. When an emergency occurs, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency phone number. Most communities have 9-1-1 but some communities have a complete telephone number to call. An emergency could be a fire, someone is hurt, or a smoke alarm is sounding. It is important to understand the difference between an emergency and a non-emergency situation.