Programs

Team BRIGHT

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.

Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp

“Come Play & Grow Together!”

November 2021, dates TBD
Applications available summer 2021

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Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp is a burn recovery program designed for preschool burn survivors, ages three to six years old and their families. This unique, three-day program helps families understand and cope with physical and emotional challenges associated with burn recovery. In a supportive camp environment, families have the opportunity to meet other families who are overcoming similar challenges.

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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, May 6, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Thursday, July 1, 2021

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

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 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

Please visit UCD BurnNet for the most up-to-date information about in-person Survivor Meetings.

 

Young Adult Retreat for Burn Survivors

Life Skills for Young Adults

YA Retreat is a weekend program for burn survivors ages 18-25. Sessions will teach life skills like basic auto maintenance and interview etiquette, and fun things like camp counselor training.

Thanks to generous donations, the Firefighters Burn Institute is able to offer this retreat free of charge to burn survivors.

Our retreat will be held at the beautiful Applegate Jesuit Retreat Center from June 11 – 13, 2021. If the retreat is unable to convene in-person, we will hold a virtual event.

Retreat Dates

June 11 – 13, 2021

Applegate Jesuit Retreat Center (JRC)

1001 Boole Road, Applegate, CA 95703

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

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Apply Today

To apply to attend the retreat please review the Participant Application for further information & instructions.  

Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. Download flyer here.

For questions or more information please contact Valorie Smart at (916) 739-8525 or Valorie@ffburn.org.

Adult Burn Survivor Recovery Retreat

“Beyond Surviving”

The Firefighters Burn Institute offers adults who have been affected by the emotional and physical pain of a serious burn injury a unique opportunity to meet others who have gone through similar experiences and build a network of support.

Thanks to generous donations, the Firefighters Burn Institute is able to offer this retreat free of charge to burn survivors (a refundable deposit is required).

Our retreat will be held at the beautiful Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel from April 30 – May 2, 2021. If the retreat is unable to convene in-person, we will hold a virtual event.

Retreat Dates

April 30 – May 2, 2021

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Application Deadline: March 5, 2021

Click to Apply Online

 

Apply Today

To apply to attend the retreat please review the Participant Application for further information & instructions.  

Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. Download flyer here.

 For questions or more information please contact Valorie Smart at (916) 739-8525 or Valorie@ffburn.org.

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