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The Burn Prevention Network (BPN) is a Pennsylvania 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with state and regional 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.  Our mission is to reduce the risk of burns and empower burn survivors and their families.

The Burn Prevention Network educates, supports, advocates, and empowers.

We teach those who are most vulnerable for risk of burns how to protect themselves and others from injury by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to be safe.

We support burn survivors and their families as they continue to deal with their trauma and then empower them as they adjust to a new reality.

While our reach extends throughout Pennsylvania, our focus is on those populations most at-risk for burn injuries.

We offer education for new parents, children, and older adults; provide support services for survivors and their families; and use traditional and social media to promote safe practices and burn reduction.

We are effective because of the nature, extent, and quality of our partnerships with regional burn centers and other health, public safety, and community-based organizations.

What sets us apart are the availability and quality of our programs, our long-standing relationships, our demonstrated expertise, and the commitment and dedication of our board and staff.

We honor our past by staying true to our mission.  We will ensure our future by having a solid financial plan and diversified revenue streams, a broad network of partners who will support our work, an engaged board, and a staff who passionately believe in what we do.

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What We Do

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.

 

 

Staff & Board Leadership

Staff

Corissa Rolon MA CFRE - Executive Director, CEOJessica Banks - Prevention Education DirectorLori Young - ControllerDanielle Jerant - Data Input Coordinator

 

BPN Officers

Ed Wurster - Chair of the Board of Directors

Chair of the Board of Directors – Ed Wurster, III Director – Protective Services, PPL

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors Terrence Osborne

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors- Terrence Osborne Human Resource Specialist Middle District of PA US Probation Office

Rebecca Martin

Secretary of the Board – Rebecca Martin, RN Case Manager, HCR ManorCare

Chris Breting, Treasurer of the Board of Directors

Treasurer of the Board – Chris Breting, Agent, State Farm

Committee Chairpersons

John Bast Chair Personnel Board of Directors

Chairperson, Personnel – John B. Bast, CFO,MIFireE Retired Fire Chief, City of Easton

Terrence Terry Osborne Chair Advocacy Board of Directors

Chairperson, Advocacy – Terrence Osborne Human Resource Specialist Middle District of PA US Probation Office

Mark Lengvarsky Chair Program Board of Directors

Chairperson, Program – Mark Lengvarsky, Administrator at Patient Care Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Joe Tracy Chair Nominations Board of Directors

Chairperson Nominations – Joe Tracy, VP-Connected Care and Innovation Lehigh Valley Health Network

 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors:

Efrain Agosto Jr
Fire Chief, Allentown Fire Department

John Bast, CFO, MIfireE
Retired Fire Chief, Easton Fire Department

Chris Breting, CPCU, CLU
Agent, State Farm Insurance

Kristen Campbell, EdD
Superintendent, East Penn School District

John Campos
Executive V.P., EMS Council of NE PA, Inc.

Russell Clelland, CTP, CIA
Retired Vice President & Treasurer, Talen Energy Corporation

Chris DeNaples, NRP
Fire Chief, Bureau of Fire Dunmore

Jeffery Kelly
Director of Engineering, Service Electric Cable TV

Jennifer Krastin
Administrative Manger, BioMed Sciences, Inc.

Lee Laubach, Jr., CFEI,/EMC
Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Allentown

Mark Lengvarsky. MSN, RN, TCRN
Administrator, Patient Care Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Daniel Lozano, MD
Medical Director, Regional Burn Center, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Rebecca Martin, RN, MSN
Case Manager, HCR ManorCare

Jaime Mendes
VP of Operations, PennTeleData

Terrence Osborne
Human Resource Specialist, Middle District of PA US Probation Office

Jerome Ozog, MPA, EFO, CAE
Executive Director, PA Fire & Emergency Services Institute

Santo Piccolomini
Burn Survivor, Owner, Piccolomini Development

Derrick Sawyer, EFO
Fire Chief, Upper Darby Fire Department

David Schmid, Esq
Shareholder, Stark & Stark

Steven Schneider
Explosion Suppression Sales, Kistler-O’Brien Fire Protection

Yamelisa Taveras, M.A.
Founder & Executive Director, Unidos Foundation

Joseph Tracy
Vice President-Connected Care and Innovation, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Bruce Trego
Former Fire Commissioner, Commonwealth of PA

Leo Woelkers
Burn Survivor/Survivor Advocate

Edward Wurster, III
Director-Protective Services, PPL Corporation

 

Advisory Committee:

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