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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

2021 Phoenix WBC: Engage
May 14, 2021
This is a one-day virtual “mini” WBC featuring Sonya Renee Taylor, a speaker on radical self love.  
Scholarship Application Deadline: May 10, 2021

Apply Online for WBC: Engage

2021 Phoenix World Burn Congress
October 22-24, 2021 
This years’ conference will be held VIRTUALLY! 
Scholarship Application Deadline: October 17, 2021

Apply Online for World Burn Congress 2021

How to apply for a scholarship to attend WBC:

In order to be considered for a scholarship through the FFBI, please review the World Burn Congress Scholarship Application for instructions and requirements.

Farrell’s Plane Crash 40th Anniversary Memorial

Farrell's Memorial Site

In 1972, a jet airplane attempting to take off from Sacramento Executive Airport, crashed into a crowded Farrell’s ice cream parlor, killing 22 people and burning many others. In the aftermath, the tragedy additionally took one more life. A Sacramento firefighter, Gene LaVine, and eight members of his family died in the fiery crash.

Shortly after the crash, Cliff Haskell, a Captain with the Sacramento Fire Department, convinced the Sacramento Area Fire Fighters Local 522 to allow him to begin to work in establishing a specialized burn unit for the area. Cliff began fund-raising campaigns and the Firefighters Burn Institute was formed in December 1973.

Event Details

Please join the Firefighters Burn Institute, City of Sacramento, Sacramento Fire Department and the family and friends of those who perished in the 1972 Farrell’s Plane Crash for the 40th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony on:
Sunday, September 23, 2012
1:00 PM
City of Sacramento Public Safety Center
5770 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822

This event is open to the public.

Helping Burn Survivors Since 1973

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