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Prioritizing Trauma-Informed Care

Posted January 17, 2023 in General

Burn Prevention Network is committed to empowering burn survivors and their families. In that, we are passionate about prioritizing trauma-informed care when working with those affected by burn injuries, as the trauma they experience is more than skin-deep. To strengthen our leadership and board members’ knowledge, understanding, and skills in relation to trauma-informed care, Burn […]

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The Cost Of Being A Hero

Posted January 10, 2023 in Featured Partner

Story by WFMZ‘s Nancy Werteen. If my dad came home from work with soot around his eyes and the edges of his ears, with a mood as black as the ashes, after a look from my mom, we all knew to give him space. In this unspoken transition between work and home life, our family gauged […]

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The Life-Changing Bonds of Camp Susquehanna 

Posted December 13, 2022 in Camp

Camp Susquehanna, a free sleepaway summer camp for children ages 7-17 who have had a burn injury, is made possible by our generous donors and sponsors each year.  Campers of all ability and function levels can have fun, learn life skills, and meet other burn survivors. Our camp session from the summer of 2022 forged […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Moe & Michelle

Posted November 7, 2022 in Camp

Michelle and Moe Scales make up Burn Prevention Network’s power couple of super volunteers for Camp Susquehanna. With a combined 17 years of experience volunteering at Camp Susquehanna, Michelle, an outpatient burn recovery nurse, and Moe, an administrative partner for The Lehigh Valley Regional Burn Center, are passionate about supporting burn survivors in and outside […]

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Board Member Spotlight: David Schmid

Posted November 3, 2022 in General

David M. Schmid, one of Burn Prevention Network’s most recent additions to its Board of Directors, joined the board in August 2022. An expert civil trial attorney certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, David is a member of his firm’s Accident & Personal Injury practice specializing in severe burns, among other forms of […]

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Fire Safety House Makes a Difference

Posted November 3, 2022 in Prevention

In collaboration with the City of Allentown Fire Department, Burn Prevention Network funded a Fire Safety House for fire safety training. From the outside, the Fire Safety House appears to be a standard trailer, but when you head inside, visitors see a fake kitchen, bedroom, and living space set up to mimic the effects of […]

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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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