The Burn Prevention Network (BPN) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in the Lehigh Valley with national, state and regional programs. We strive to create a world without burns. We will accomplish that goal with our full array of burn programs: prevention, intervention, medical outcome quality improvement, and burn survivor support programs. BPN has a 35+ year history of successful program and service delivery and is one of the most respected burn non-profits in the U.S. BPN has established multiple collaborative service partnerships with organizations ranging from the Lehigh Valley Health Network, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, over 350 fire/EMS organizations, over 1,000 schools and daycares and numerous businesses and corporations.
There are approximately 486,000 fire and burn injuries reported in the United States each year. Young children and persons with mobility impairments are the most frequent victims. In Pennsylvania, over 3,500 hospitalizations for children are attributed to fire and flame injury each year. Nearly 900 of these critical fire and burn injuries are treated annually at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Regional Burn Center.
Burn care professionals estimate that over 75% of all medically treated burn injuries could have been prevented by means of behavioral and environmental modification. The Burn Prevention Network has more than 35 years of experience and proven performance in the development and effective, efficient delivery of targeted fire safety education programs – to children, parents, seniors, teachers and even fire services personnel
Burn Prevention Network reaches people at risk of burns through collaboration with a wide network of community partners. BPN works with fire services, first responders and emergency service groups, educators, healthcare provider organizations, community service groups, and others dedicated to spreading awareness of fire and burn safety and prevention issues, programs and services.
The Burn Prevention Network also serves as a one-stop outsourcing resource for organizations who share our mission. We provide our National Award Winning programs, rebranded for their use with their constituencies, throughout the U.S. This provides a cost effective means of delivering quality educational services and products without the expense and time required for development, pilot testing, production and validation.
Within eastern Pennsylvania, over 900 elementary and middle schools partner with us in the annual delivery of our in-school fire safety and burn prevention programs targeted at 1st through 8th grades.
Nearly 2,000 early care centers belong to our Home Safe Home network, sharing quarterly fire safety and burn prevention tips and alerts with over 100,000 families of pre-school age children.
Fifty youth burn survivors across PA and parts of New Jersey receive year-round peer support and resiliency programming to help them heal trauma and restore hope
Every new mother who gives birth at a Lehigh Valley Health Network location receives infant burn prevention and fire safety tips before she brings her new baby home.
Social service, family protection, and mental health agencies are vitally engaged as members of our Fire and Youth Intervention Program. Over the past 10-years, this collaborative program has redirected over 500 youth who were misusing fire to cease this destructive behavior.
Together with our wide network of community partners, the Burn Prevention Network provides this variety of programs to create a world without burns.
Board of Directors:
John B. Bast, CFO, MIfireE
Retired Fire Chief, Easton Fire Department
Chris Breting, CPCU, CLU
Agent, State Farm Insurance
Catherine M. Campanaro
Administrative Manager, Bio Med Sciences
Superintendent, East Penn School District
John E. Campos
Executive V.P., EMS Council of NE PA, Inc.
Russell R. Clelland, CTP, CIA
Retired Vice President & Treasurer, Talen Energy Corporation
Gregory G. Kile
Sr. Vice President, Insurance and Payer Strategies, LVHN, President & CEO, Populytics
Jeffery J. Kelly
Director of Engineering, Service Electric Cable TV
Lee T. Laubach, Jr., CFEI,/EMC
Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Allentown
Administrator, Patient Care Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Daniel D. Lozano, MD
Medical Director, Regional Burn Center, Lehigh Valley Health Network
President/COO, ETI Company
Edward A. Mann
Director of Education and Training, Provident
Rebecca L. Martin, RN, MSN
Case Manager, HCR ManorCare
VP of Operations, PennTeleData
Human Resource Specialist, Middle District of PA US Probation Office
Fire Chief, Upper Darby Fire Department
Steven G. Schneider
Explosion Suppression Sales, Kistler-O’Brien Fire Protection
CEO, Schultz Technologies, Inc.
Yamelisa Taveras, M.A.
Founder & Executive Director, Unidos Foundation
Vice President-Connected Care and Innovation, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Burn Survivor/Survivor Advocate
Edward Wurster, III
Director-Protective Services, PPL Corporation
Rev. Alexander Pocetto OSFS, Ph.D
Retired, Senior Vice President, DeSales University
Ralph H. Slider
Retired Deputy Chief, Allentown Fire Department
J. Michael Zaia
Manager, Lehigh Valley Rail Management, L.L.C
Burn Prevention Network
1275 Glenlivet Drive, Suite 100-628
Allentown PA 18106-3107
Burn Prevention Network
1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 204
Allentown, PA 18103