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.



  • 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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    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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  • 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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    Michael

    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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    Jai

    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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    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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    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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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.