Programs and Services

The Firefighters Burn Institute offers a variety of programs for burn survivors and Firefighters. Burn injuries frequently require a lifetime of rehabilitation and medical treatment. Everything from medical treatments to emotional well being, the Firefighters Burn Institute is there to assist those that have been burned.

From the Burn Community Cruise, to either of our Burn Camps for children, the Firefighters Burn Institute is leading the way to assist burn survivors. We also assist Firefighters, their co-workers and their families when Firefighters get burned.

Firefighters and Emergency Medical workers are usually the first to respond to the scene when a burn injury occurs. Proper pre-hospital burn care is essential to the proper treatment of burns and the Firefighters Burn Institute has made it a goal to make sure that First Responders get the necessary education on how to treat burns in the field.

Recovery & Support Groups

Burn Recovery Support Group

This monthly group meeting offers a closed forum for survivors, families and significant others to discuss issues, share concerns, and raise questions related to burn injuries.

Liaison Response Team

These professionals provide assistance and emotional support to firefighters as well as their families and departments in the aftermath of a burn injury.

Prevention and Education

Youth Firesetter Program

This program is designed to help youth firesetters and their families to rehabilitate positively through education, diversion, assessment, and psychological services.

American Burn Association Education Scholarship Program

FFBI is committed to funding education for medical burn team professionals and supporting burn treatment and rehabilitation research. To help fulfil this portion of our mission FFBI provides a limited number of education scholarships for Shriners Childrens Hospital and UC Davis Medical Center staff to attend the annual American Burn Association Conference.

Public Education Resources

The Firefighters Burn Institute offers free educational materials to the public, including information on common sources of burns and how to prevent burn injuries.

Recovery Programs

Adult Programs

Our adult programs provide burn survivors over 18 years of age with unique opportunities to meet other individuals who have gone through similar experiences and to build extended support networks. Programs include our Adult Burn Survivor Recovery Retreat, the Burn Community Cruise, and other survivor social events & activities.

Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp

A burn recovery program designed for preschool burn survivors, ages 3-6 years old. This unique 3-day program helps children along with their families to understand and cope with physical and emotional challenges associated with burn recovery.

Firefighters Kids Camp

A special week-long summer camp program which provides young burn survivors (ages 7-17) with a fun and safe outdoor environment that encourages healing, personal growth and character development.

Burn Survivor Scholarships

World Burn Congress (WBC) Scholarship

WBC offers a supportive environment for transformational healing and gives those affected by burn injuries the tools to thrive again.  WBC 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 burn survivors in need who would not otherwise be able to experience this life changing conference. 

Cliff Haskell Perpetual Scholarship

A educational scholarship program for burn survivors who are pre-enrolled and accepted for full-time attendance to a college, university, trade school, or technical school.

Helping Burn Survivors Since 1973

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