The IAFF’s Burn Foundation is dedicated to burn prevention and education, burn research, and improving the quality of life for burn survivors. Created in 1982 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt, organization affiliated with the IAFF, the Burn Foundation is now the largest nongovernment source for burn research grants and the sponsor of the annual IAFF National Children’s Burn Camp, held each fall in Washington, D.C.
That is also why the IAFF has taken the lead in supporting the IAFF Burn Foundation and dozens of regional burn foundations and burn camps. The IAFF Burn Foundation takes a total approach to burn injuries, encompassing prevention, treatment, research and support for burn survivors.
The IAFF Burn Foundation also provides funding and assistance for adult burn survivor retreats, educational workshops for burn camp directors and counselors, burn prevention and education materials, and direct financial assistance to regional burn camps and other burn-related activities, based on need.
Many IAFF state and provincial associations have their own burn foundation. IAFF affiliates can support the national Burn Foundation or their local one in several ways:
Contributing directly to the Burn Foundation or to a local burn facility
Sponsoring seminars, such as public education programs on burns, emergency care of burns,and burn treatment
Sponsoring burn prevention legislation at the state and local levels
For more information on the Burn Foundation, call 202-824-1506, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or see the IAFF’s website.