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.

  • Camp Beyond the Scars 2017!

    From August 8 to August 13, 44 children and young adults who have sustained significant burn injuries came together for Camp Beyond the Scars. Established in 1987, camp is the Burn Institute’s hallmark burn survivor support program, specifically designed for burn injured children ages 8-17. In addition, survivors ages 18-21 participated in...
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    Spirit of Courage Awards

    On May 4th, 2017 the Burn Institute presented 10 local heroes with the Spirit of Courage Award. This prestigious recognition is given to local members of the community who risk their lives in an effort to save another from a fire related accident. Held at the Hilton San Diego Resort...
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    Firehouse to Donate $10,000 to the Burn Institute

    Firehouse to Donate $10,000 to the Burn Institute   Firehouse is donating $10,000 to the San Diego Burn Institute at Firehouse World 2017. The presentation will take place during the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the San Diego Convention Center. This is the 3rd consecutive year that Firehouse has donated...
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  • Jai's Family

    Oftentimes, a burn injury has mental and emotional impacts on more than just the burn survivor. Several years ago, Jai, her husband and their three children, took a small vacation to ride quads in the desert. While at the campsite, her 5-year-old daughter, Rebecca, was sitting on a beach chair next to an...
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    Meet 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...
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    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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    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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    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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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.

The Burn Institute is a highly accredited non-profit with a Gold rating on Guidestar.

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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