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Cornhole Tournament

Firefighters Burn Institute Cornhole Tournament

Join Us!

The Firefighters Burn Institute is excited to present the  1st Annual Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday April 1, 2023 at Drake’s The Barn in West Sacramento, CA! 

Tournament hosted by the California Cornhole Association!

Ready to Play? 

CLICK HERE to register your team of two (2)! Only one player needs to register.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Email kristen@ffburn.org for more info on lane sponsorship! $1500 lane sponsors receive custom cornhole boards with your company/organizations logo on them and one (1) team to enter into the tournament! 

 

TWO DIVISIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:

Backyard Division

*Backyard division is for more inexperienced players that are newer to the game.

Bags provided

Competitive Division

*Comp Division is for players with Experience that play often and are familiar with the game.

Bring your own bags

Family & dog friendly event!

Food and drinks available for purchase at Drake’s The Barn! 

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 occasionally hosts a Yoga + Mindfulness, journaling, or light exercise session during some months. Email valorie@ffburn.org for more information or call (916) 739-8525 and ask for Valorie. During the Fall and Spring, Walk and Talk Wednesdays are an in-person offering held at Tahoe Park in Sacramento on the third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 AM (weather permitting). In summer months, Sit & Sip replaces Walk & Talk at 9:00 – 10:30 AM at Old Soul Co. coffee shop. No RSVP required; snacks and drinks provided.
 
Caregiver Support Meetings are scheduled for 2023 and will be posted here. Caregiver Support meetings will be held on Thursdays, March 30, June 29, and August 31 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. via Zoom, register hereEmail valorie@ffburn.org for more information or call (916) 739-8525 and ask for Valorie.
 
More information is available at UCD BurnNet Survivor Meeting.

Meetings

Upcoming Peer Support Group Meetings

6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 9:00-7:30 p.m. Eastern, first Thursday of every month *NEW TIME*

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Thursday, April 4, 2024
Thursday, May 7, 2024

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern, third Thursday of every month

Thursday, February 21, 2024 
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Thursday, April 18, 2024

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 resumed in March 2023 for first Thursdays only at our host location, UC Davis Medical Center, with a hybrid meeting option. Participants are still able to access meetings online thanks to the hybrid format (in-person or virtual access). 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

2023 Phoenix World Burn Congress
October 4 – 7, 2023 in National Harbor, Maryland
This is a multi-day in-person connection opportunity featuring a variety of sessions including Open Mic, learning sessions, and sharing opportunities.  
Scholarship Application Deadline: August 20, 2023

Phoenix World Burn Congress
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announced that going forward, a World Burn Congress event (in-person) will be held every other year. 

How to apply for a scholarship:

In order to be considered for a scholarship through the FFBI, please review the Phoenix World Burn Congress Scholarship Application for instructions and requirements (buttons above) for burn survivors and burn care professionals.

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.

Hundreds 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 Family Burn Camp.

In 2024, 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 2024, 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 kristen@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 8-11, 2024. 

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

Why Volunteer?

There are many reasons why you should volunteer for the Firefighters Burn Institute. But the main reason is that we could not accomplish what we do without your help!

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