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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, October 7, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Thursday, December 2, 2021

 

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

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021

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.

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.

Become a FFBI Volunteer Together we can accomplish great things

Become a FFBI Volunteer
Together we can Accomplish Great Things

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is a waste of time. These gestures are full of affection, appreciation, and true wisdom. They benefit the brain and connect us with others in the most complete and noble way possible.

It’s interesting that Charles Darwin has already told us about the importance of kindness in human beings. According to him, this is our strongest and most valuable instinct, the one that makes survival possible not only for humanity as a species, but also for all living beings.

Join us in touching the lives of those affected by the devastation of a burn injury. Become a part of our wonderful team of passionate, gifted volunteers who inspire others.

 

“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” 

 ~Denzel Washington

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer at our major fundraisers like Boot Drive, A Tropical Affair, or Chili Cook-Off
  • Shake the Boot at our annual Boot Drive in February (Sworn Firefighters Only)
  • Volunteer at community events: Our Promise Campaign, Camp Smokey, Soaring Saturdays
    & more!
  • Become a camp counselor
  • Office support (sorting, folding & bundling items for events/camps)

Interested in joining the FFBI Team? 

Please contact: Kristen Graham, Events Manager via email at kristen@ffburn.org or call (916) 739-8525. 

Please download and submit a Volunteer Application to get started! 

“I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful.” 

 ~Albert Einstein

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”

~Erma Bombeck

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