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Burn Prevention Network Expands Board of Directors 

Posted October 4, 2022 in News

The Burn Prevention Network welcomes five new members to its board of directors. The Burn Prevention Network (BPN), a Pennsylvania 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in the Lehigh Valley with state, and regional programs, recently appointed five new members to its board of directors. The mission of BPN is to provide burn injury prevention education, […]

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Burn Prevention Network to Host Annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards 

Posted September 28, 2022 in News

This event will honor over 25 individuals who have risked their lives to save others and have demonstrated the power of determination and triumph of the human spirit. The Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage (VPSOC) awards, created by Burn Prevention Network (BPN), Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), and Valley Preferred, will be presented on October […]

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The Crisis Relief Canines of Camp Susquehanna

Posted September 8, 2022 in Camp, Program

This year, Burn Prevention Network invited the National Crisis Response Canines back to Camp Susquehanna for the seventh summer in a row. National Crisis Response Canines is a nonprofit organization that trains and certifies canine-handler teams to work in crisis environments and identify/provide comfort to those affected by trauma or emotional distress. Burn injuries leave […]

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Food Insecurity at Camp Susquehanna

Posted August 19, 2022 in Camp, Program

At Burn Prevention Network, we are dedicated to providing assistance of all kinds to burn survivors… even after recovery. Our summer sleep-away program, Camp Susquehanna, is for youth from across the state of Pennsylvania to come and meet other burn survivors, participate in activities geared toward teaching them new life skills, and, most importantly, have […]

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Getting Back to Camp: A Long-Awaited Return to Camp Susquehanna

Posted August 19, 2022 in Camp, Program

For 28 years, Burn Prevention Network’s (BPN) summer sleepaway camp, Camp Susquehanna, has helped young burn survivors ages seven to seventeen gain confidence, build relationships, and learn new life skills. Campers call the experience “life-changing” and with this year’s camp being the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, campers and volunteers alike were […]

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Celebrate Safely PA! 2022

Posted August 19, 2022 in Program

In preparation for this year’s Fourth of July holiday, Burn Prevention Network launched a public safety campaign, Celebrate Safely, PA!. The campaign provided firework safety education to citizens across the state of Pennsylvania. With the number of firework-related injuries increasing each year throughout the state, this initiative, funded by the PA Department of Human Services, […]

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Getting to Know Cori Rolon

Posted March 23, 2022 in General

Do you have a nickname? Cori What’s the most interesting job you’ve ever had? Was Wendy for the Wendy Corporation Do you have any pets? Two cats – Shadow and Pumpkin Spice What’s your favorite childhood memory? Singing with my cousins. We toured as a singing act when I was little. What are your favorite […]

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Firefighter Focus: Derrick Sawyer

Posted February 16, 2022 in Featured Partner, General, Prevention

In celebration of Black History Month, Burn Prevention Network spoke with Board Member Derrick Sawyer, former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner and the first African American Fire Chief of the Upper Darby Township Fire Department. Becoming a firefighter was the last thing Derrick Sawyer thought he’d do when he got out of the Air Force in 2000. […]

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We have an Important Announcement for You….

Posted February 15, 2022 in General

Dear Supporters, Colleagues, Family and Friends:   With every ending, therein lies a new beginning; this sentiment could not be more fitting as we announce that B. Daniel Dillard, the founding Executive Director/CEO of the non-profit organization, Burn Prevention Network (BPN), will retire on April 30, 2022, after serving in this position for over 36 […]

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Mark Wendling, MD: Physician, Executive Director, and Servant Leader

Posted January 19, 2022 in General, Prevention

Mark Wendling is the kind of primary care physician all patients hope to find. It is no wonder that those who seek his care and counsel do so for much of their life! Dr. Wendling has practiced family care medicine in the Lehigh Valley for approximately 25 years. In addition, for the past six years, […]

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