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Who We Are

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

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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.

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.


Staff & Board Leadership


Corissa Rolon MA CFRE - Executive Director, CEOJessica Banks - Prevention Education DirectorLori Young - ControllerNicole Meilinger - Development ManagerDanielle Jerant - Data Input Coordinator


BPN Officers

Ed Wurster - President Chair of the Board of Directors

President – Ed Wurster, III Director – Protective Services, PPL

Rebecca Martin Becky Secretary of the Board of Directors

Secretary – Rebecca Martin, RN Case Manager, HCR ManorCare

Chris Breting Treasurer of the Board of Directors

Treasurer, 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:

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

Kristen Campbell
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

Mark Lengvarsky
Administrator, Patient Care Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network

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

James Lucey
President/COO, ETI Company

Edward A. Mann
Director of Education and Training, Provident

Rebecca L. 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

Santo Piccolomini
Piccolomini Development

Derrick Sawyer
Fire Chief, Upper Darby Fire Department

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

Baran Schultz
CEO, Schultz Technologies, Inc.

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

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

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