Transforming lives since 1972.

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We seek to educate, support & inspire.

Our team strives to educate and assist as many people as possible. Giving children, teens, adults, and elders the right tools – and bright hope for the future – with our programs, we work to maximize our impact.

Discover our many educational efforts, hear burn survivors’ stories, and learn how the Burn Institute has improved their quality of life:

Help us protect our community.

Across San Diego and Imperial Counties, we run programs that prevent fires, from Youth Firesetter Intervention to Fire-Safe Seniors. Each year, we provide fire and burn prevention education – in both English and Spanish – to 1,000s of children and adults.

Participate in these crucial programs, and download our educational resources:

Family Fire Safety

If you’re a burn survivor, you’re not alone.

When you join our programs or attend our events, you meet fellow burn survivors – and find inspiration in their stories and strength. We offer support groups for burn survivors and their families, retreats, and more.

We hope to meet you soon!

Lend a hand. Make a difference.

Attend an Event
You’re invited to our Burn Run 5K, Firefighter Boot Drive, and more fun events!
Become a Volunteer
You can apply online to help with Camp Beyond the Scars and many other programs.
Make a Gift
All gifts – big or small – add up. Empower our San Diego community and burn survivors today.
B.I. Staff

Meet a dedicated organization.

Our team is proud to offer life-saving and life-changing programs. Thanks to our financial stewardship, our driven staff, and our committed board, we reach 1,000s of people across San Diego County each year.

We’re on a mission to change more lives. Will you join us?

Our sincere thanks to our partners.

Through their contributions, these organizations make our services possible.
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Every contribution makes all the difference.

With programs to provide emotional support and offer financial assistance, we ensure your donations make a maximum impact.

Together, let’s safely equip our community and encourage more burn survivors on their lifelong journey.