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.
February 7, 2015
Road Runner Sports
March 4, 2015
Held throughout San Diego County
PETCO Park, San Diego
May 14, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Mission Bay
Golf Classic: October 5, 2015
Morgan Run Club & Resort
Chiefs' Fire Ball: October 17, 2015
Paddock at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
As the temperature outside drops, San Diego families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur...
Common Sense. If you think about it, it’s synonymous with injury prevention – especially fire and burn prevention. Remarkably, the lack of common sense – even for a fleeting moment – a temporary lapse of reason – causes hundreds of thousands of burn injuries and deaths every year. Yes, that’s...
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Phoenix World Burn Congress is an annual, international conference that brings together burn survivors, their families, caregivers, burn care professionals, and firefighters. People come together from all over the United States and the world to offer support, increase their knowledge of burn recovery, and share inspiring stories. For many burn...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.