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.

  • Thanksgiving Safety

    Thanksgiving is the leading day for cooking related home fires. Be sure to stay safe this holiday by following the tips below: ...
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    5th Annual Golf Classic & Party in the Paddock

    On October 5th and 17th, The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Burn Institute Auxiliary hosted the 5th Annual Golf Classic and Party in the Paddock. Hundreds of community supporters and fire service personnel joined together for this festive celebration in support of the Burn Institute. The Golf Classic...
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    Endless Summer Surf Day

    The Burn Institute teamed up with Endless Summer Surf Academy and Hodad’s for the 1st Annual Surf Day for Burn Survivors.Over 50 Burn Survivors and their family members were offered free all-day surf lessons and a delicious lunch from Hodad’s. Thank you to all who helped make this such a...
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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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    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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    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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