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The Burn Prevention Network Awarded $27,500 for Prevention Education and Survivor Support

Posted August 24, 2021 in Featured Partner, General, Prevention

The Fleming Foundation, Zionsville, PA, has announced that a grant totaling $27,500 has been awarded to The Burn Prevention Network in support of two separate programs, Camp Susquehanna and Home Safe Home. Camp Susquehanna was allocated $12,500 of the funds to support a growing number of campers expected as a result of the program’s expansion. […]

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3 Summer Burn Risks That Are Easy to Forget

Posted July 15, 2021 in General, Prevention

When you hear the term “summer burn prevention,” you probably think of sunscreen, beach umbrellas, and sun hats. While these items are essential for protecting yourself from harmful UVB rays, sunburns aren’t the only way to get your skin scorched when it’s hot out. To ensure you and your loved ones steer clear of painful […]

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BPN Awarded $25,000 to Support Burn Survivors of All Ages

Posted July 8, 2021 in Camp, General, Prevention

The Burn Foundation, Upper Darby, PA,  announced that a grant totaling $25,000 has been awarded to The Burn Prevention Network to fund a growing number of campers expected to attend Camp Susquehanna in 2021. Camp Susquehanna is traditionally a five day sleep-away experience for children ages 7-17 who have survived a burn injury. Due to […]

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4 Essential Fire Safety Tips this Summer

Posted June 16, 2021 in General, Prevention

When you’re soaking up the sunshine with friends on a hot summer day, fire prevention is probably the last thing on your mind. But did you know that summer is actually one of the most dangerous seasons for fire-related injuries and deaths? Fortunately, you don’t have to cancel summertime fun to stay safe. There are […]

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Claude E. Kohl Jr., 1932-2021: A Life Worth Celebrating!

Posted March 17, 2021 in General, Prevention

Claude E. Kohl, Jr. is perhaps best remembered as a distinguished leader within the Allentown Fire Department, where he rose to the rank of Deputy Chief. His passion for preventing and containing fires, in addition to instructing fire sciences and suppression practices, defined his professional career. His meritorious service does not fully capture the essence […]

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Winterfest 2021: Friends, Fun, and…Pajamas?!

Posted February 25, 2021 in Camp, General, Prevention

If COVID-19 has taught us anything it has been the power of, and need for, connection. While many of us have struggled with this during the pandemic, this is a way of life for many burn survivors, especially children. Most do not know other burn survivors in their own communities, and children who attend Camp […]

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Why Do Girls Set Fires? Investigating the Gender Gap in Youth Firesetting Research

Posted February 23, 2021 in General, Prevention

Because 80 to 85 percent of identified youth firesetters are male, the majority of research on juvenile firesetting reflects the behavior of boys. This includes the general characteristics used to establish level of risk and determine appropriate treatment interventions for all children who misuse fire. Which begs the question—would fire safety education and assessment standards […]

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The Importance of Education in Youth Fire Misuse Intervention Programs: What Works?

Posted February 12, 2021 in General, Prevention

  According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 56,300 fires are started each year as a result of children playing with fire. While most juvenile firesetting begins as innocent curiosity or experimentation, youth fire misuse can also be a sign of underlying emotional issues or mental health disorders. And regardless of motive, 81 percent of […]

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Understanding Youth Firesetting in Boys

Posted February 10, 2021 in General, Prevention

Juvenile firesetting is one of the fastest-growing fire threats in the United States. Each year, fires set by youth claim the lives of approximately 300 people and destroy more than $300 million worth of property. What’s worse, children are most often the victims of these fires, accounting for 85 of every 100 lives lost. Research […]

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Is COVID-19 Lockdown Preventing Burn Victims From Seeking Treatment?

Posted January 5, 2021 in General, Prevention

Is COVID-19 Lockdown Preventing Burn Victims From Seeking Treatment? Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States continues to take unprecedented measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing mandates have impacted business and healthcare operations nationwide, significantly limiting service availability and impeding people’s ability to access them. […]

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