IAFF Burn Injury Assistance
IAFF Fire Fighter Burn Injury Notification Protocol:
Burn Fund Assistance
Burn Fund assistance may be awarded for the purpose of providing financial assistance for temporary emergency expenses when an IAFF member and/or a member of their immediate family (spouse and children) suffer a burn injury which requires admission to a burn center, resulting in a financial hardship. Disbursements shall only be granted for immediate travel, housing, food, medical supplies, services, and other similar assistance as deemed necessary.
Burn Fund Assistance Eligibility Requirements
Burn Fund Assistance Application Process
Burn Fund Assistance Approval Process
The Chair of the IAFF Foundation, after review of the submitted application from the District Vice President, shall provide assistance.
Burn Injury Peer Support
Working in conjunction with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, the IAFF has developed the Survivors Offering Assistance to Recovery (SOAR) program specifically for firefighters and their immediate family. This peer support group links a trained fire fighter burn survivor with the fire fighter and the family to assist in the recovery process. A children’s program is also available to focus on the child’s well-being and comfort.
Burn injury application form can be accessed here.
If you need further information, or cannot access the application form on our website, contact the IAFF Division of Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine Burn Fund at 202-824-1621, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.