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BurnNet Survivors Meeting

The BurnNet Survivors Meeting is a two times per month 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 experiencing 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 Burn Team 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.
 
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, December 2, 2021 – Cancelled
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Thursday, February 3, 2022

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

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 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 hospital. 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.

 

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.

Firefighters “Fill The Boot For Burns” Boot Drive Fundraiser

Each year, dozens of fire agencies throughout Northern and Central California help make a positive difference in the lives of burn survivors by hosting a Boot Drive in their community.

Thousands of firefighters volunteer every year to collect money in their boots during the annual Firefighters “Fill the Boot for Burns” Boot Drive fundraisers for the Firefighters Burn Institute.

Donations are used to improve burn treatment and to fund life-altering burn recovery programs, including Firefighters Kids Camp for young burn survivors and the Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp.

In 2022, our goal is to raise one half million dollars to support burn programs and regional burn centers. We are confident that with the help of fire agencies who have already stepped forward and made commitments to hold Boot Drives in 2022, we can meet this challenge. 

Can’t Make It Out To A Boot Drive Near You?

Donate Online

Get Involved

If you, your department or association is interested in hosting a Boot Drive in your community, please contact the Firefighters Burn Institute at (916) 739-8525 or rachel@ffburn.org 

Find A Boot Drive In Your Area:

FFBI hosts its Firefighters “Fill the Boot for Burns” Boot Drive annually in conjunction with National Burn Awareness Week in Citrus Heights at the corner of Sunrise Blvd. and Greenback Ln. at the Sunrise Mall in the Sunrise MarketPlace.  Dates for the Sunrise Mall Boot Drive in the Sunrise MarketPlace are February 3-6,  2022. 

Aside from this Boot Drive there are are many “Satellite” Boot Drives all over Northern and Central California that benefit the Firefighters Burn Institute!

Find a Boot Drive in your area. (List last updated August 2019)

Our Supporters

Firefighters Burn Institute would like to thank the following donors for supporting our organization:

Interested in becoming a donor or event sponsor? Please contact Kristen Graham at 916-739-8525 or kristen@ffburn.org to find our how.

Third Party Fundraisers

Hosting a fundraising project or special event benefiting the Firefighters Burn Institute is a fun and fulfilling way to help our organization!

Third Party Fundraisers plays a significant role in raising funds and awareness of our mission to assure that the best possible burn treatment and burn recovery programs are available in our community and beyond. With your help, we can continue to expand and improve our programs and most importantly, continue to make a positive impact in many firefighters and burn survivors’ lives. We are grateful for your support!

Before you start planning your fundraiser or special event, please make sure to read the Third Party Fundraiser Guidelines and FAQs and then submit an application at least 30 days prior to the proposed event date.

If you have any questions, please contact our Events Manager at 916-739-8525 or kristen@ffburn.org.

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