Burn Survivor Support

If you are reading this, chances are you or someone you know has already experienced what thousands of others do each year – a burn injury.
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Fire and Burn Prevention

Each year, the Burn Institute provides fire and burn prevention education in both English and Spanish to thousands of children and adults.
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Research and Treatment

Funding burn research and treatment still remains a priority for the Burn Institute.
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Community Services

The Burn Institute prides itself on being a resource to the community.
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The Burn Institute reaches thousands of children and adults each year
through fire and burn prevention education, burn survivor support programs and the funding of burn care research and treatment.



  • Home Heating Safety

    Home heaters are the second leading cause of residential fires in the US. Read out tips to stay safe while warming up your home. From 2013-2015, an average of 45,900 home heating fires occurred in the United States each year. These fires caused an annual average of approximately 205 deaths, 725...
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    Protecting Our Heroes with the Red Line of Courage Fund

    The Burn Institute’s Red Line of Courage Fund is Here to Protect and Support Our Heroes While you’re spending cherished time with your loved ones this holiday season, please keep in mind all of those who are desperately missing their first responders. The LA fires continue to rage on and our...
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    Holiday Fire Safety

    When most people think about the holidays, family festivities and good cheer likely come to mind. What few of us consider is that the holidays also present an increased risk of home fires. Home fires during the holiday season often involve cooking, Christmas trees, candles and holiday decorations. By taking...
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  • Chelsea

    Eleven years ago, Chelsea’s  life was changed forever when she was accidentally pushed into an active BBQ pit by her large family dog. Although undergoing countless surgeries and painful skin grafts, Chelsea remained in good spirits. While being cared for in the UC San Diego Regional Burn Center a nurse, recognizing...
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    Maria

    As with many burn survivors, Maria’s trauma happened at a young age with a scalding liquid. At only 2 years old, 40% of her scalp sustained burns causing an altered head shape and difficulty in growing hair. Scald injuries are caused from hot liquid, steam or food that makes contact with...
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    Alex

    “With the support from the Burn Institute and the love of my family I learned how to smile again.”  Meet Alex.  Husband, father of three and 20-year Navy veteran who is the sole provider for his family. In 2016, while driving to work in the early morning hours, an erratic driver...
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    Aaron

    The beginning of Aaron’s life was difficult at best; at just 24 days old, his biological father submerged him in scalding water, burning over 45% of his small body. Upon arrival, the doctors gave him less than a 10% chance of surviving. Aaron was placed into a medically induced coma...
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    Brooke

    “I know the fear you feel as you face never seeing your loved ones again.” In 2007, firefighter Brooke and her crew found themselves battling a major wildfire driven by Santa Ana winds. While attempting to rescue a father and son from their home, the group became trapped and engulfed by...
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Our Partners




Senior Smoke Alarm Program
If you are 62 or older and own your home, you are qualified for the Burn Institute’s FREE smoke alarms for seniors program.

Take the Online Challenge
The Burn Institute's Online Challenge is a fun place to test your knowledge about basic fire and burn safety.

Fire Escape Plan
There certainly is no time for mistakes when a fire strikes. Create an escape plan for your family and know what should be avoided.

Wildfire Guide
Download our FREE Living with Wildfire Guide.



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