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.



  • 25th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Demolition Derby 

    On Saturday, June 6th crowds gathered at the San Diego County Fair to attend the 25th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby. The day was jam packed with interactive fire and safety activities for the little ones, dynamic demonstrations and of course, the crowd favorite, the Firefighter Demolition Derby. The...
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    BBQ Safety and You

    In 2013, gas and charcoal grills caused 900 structure fires and 3,500 outdoor fires in or on home properties, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $30 million. Spring is a great time to break out the barbecue and do some grilling, so it is also a good time...
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    2015 Spirit of Courage Award Winners Announced

    The 43rd Annual Spirit of Courage Awards took place on May 14th at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. You can read about our heroes below. Congratulations to all!   Community Hero Award Kramer Design For over 20 years, Kramer Design has been providing services for the Burn Institute. It all started when founder, Loren Kramer,...
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  • Michael

    “Healing takes work.” Those are the three words Michael would use to describe his journey since he was severely burned in a fire pit accident ten years ago this July. Michael was camping in Idaho when he fell into an in-ground fire pit causing second and third degree burns on...
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    Derek

    One his way home from a training in Mammoth, California Derek Thomas’ life was completely changed. Derek was traveling with his girlfriend, two fellow athletes, and their coach when their SUV lost control, flipped onto its side, and was struck by an oncoming van. Derek was pulled from the vehicle with...
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    Diana

    As with many young burn survivors, Diana was injured by a scalding liquid. At the age of 3, Diana and her cousin were playing in the kitchen when a pot of boiling water fell on her. She was rushed to the UCSD Regional Burn Center, and sustained 2nd and 3rd degree...
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    Marius

    Marius is a true testament to the strength and perseverance of the human spirit. His story is remarkable, and uplifting for any who face a difficult situation. Marius is from Romania, and at the young age of 8 experienced a horrific accident. He awoke one night to a house engulfed in flames...
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    Jerry Davee

    In 1978, Jerry Davee suffered severe burns while trying to save a close friend from a fiery plane crash. He spent nearly two months in the UCSD Burn Center recovering from his severe burns. One year later, Jerry received the Burn Institute’s Spirit of Courage Award for that heroic rescue attempt. Since...
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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.

More Ways To Give
There are many ways to contribute to the important efforts of the Burn Institute.


Featured Video: Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

Is Your Company Ready?
The Burn Institute's Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace Training Program provides employees with valuable hands-on fire extinguisher training. Use this program to introduce new employees to proper extinguisher operation techniques or as a refresher course for your entire staff. The program is structured around the guidelines and recommendations made by OSHA, DOSH and Cal/OSHA Regulations.
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