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Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center

Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center

Burn survivor support

Please contact Debra Jones, R.N., Burn Center Outreach Coordinator at (916) 601-3636 or e-mail for further information on burn survivor support provided through the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at the UC Davis Medical Center.

Support group


When:  The first Thursday of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

UC Davis Medical Center
Main Hospital
Director's Conference Room, 1st Floor
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA  95817

Driving directions
Who:  All burn injury survivors and their family and friends are welcome

Burn camps

Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp
Held annually in late September/early October

Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp is a burn recovery program designed for preschool burn survivors, ages three to six years old.  This unique three day program helps children along with their families understand and cope with the physical and emotional challenges associated with burn recovery.  The Little Heroes program provides the opportunity for families to spend time with others overcoming similar challenges in an informal, supportive camp setting.  The camp addresses the needs of each family member with specialized programs.  The preschool children’s program focuses on healthy emotional and physical recovery with an emphasis on providing the children the opportunity to socialize with other burn survivors.  The adult program assists parents and caregivers by providing the support and education necessary to nurture a child who has suffered a severe burn injury and the sibling program provides therapeutic recreational activities for older children and a daycare for younger children.

Firefighters Kids Camp
Held annually in late July/early August

There is nothing in the world more satisfying than knowing that you’ve made a positive impact in the life of a child.  Each year dozens of volunteers at Firefighters Kids Camp do just that… they make a difference.  Firefighters, nurses, burn survivors, medical professionals and civilians staff this one-week summer camp program for burn-injured children ages seven to seventeen.  It’s a place where kids can be “just like everyone else.”  There are no stares, no social avoidance and no awkward interactions; just fun, friendship, understanding and encouragement in a safe and caring environment. 

If you are interested in more information about Firefighters Kids Camp or Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp please visit the Firefighters Burn Institute website at or call (916) 739-8525.

Beyond surviving...annual adult burn recovery retreat

Held annually at the end of April. 

This Burn Recovery Retreat, sponsored by the Firefighters Burn Institute, provides a unique opportunity for adults who have been affected by the emotional and physical pain of a serious burn injury to meet others who have gone through a similar experience and to build a network of support.

The Friday through Sunday retreat provides a comfortable and safe environment for sharing feelings and healing from the inside out.

The program includes:

  • Overcoming fears and building confidence
  • Building communication skills
  • Learning to cope with feelings
  • Dealing with grief & trauma
  • Making friends and developing a network of support
  • Beautiful scenery, great food, rest and relaxation and lots of fun!

A Night in the Outfield Burn Team Reunion

Held annually during baseball season

Sponsored by the Firefighters Burn Institute, this is an opportunity for burn survivors, burn center staff, firefighters and their family and friends to attend a Sacramento River Cats baseball game together. It is a time to relax, socialize, and reconnect.

Other support

Survivors Offering Assistance In Recovery (SOAR) 

Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed by The Phoenix Society and a national committee of experts to provide training to burn survivors or their family members who want to volunteer to help others whose lives have been touched by a burn injury.  Peer support assists individuals in adapting to a burn injury through sharing similar experiences. This resource is available to people in the process of burn injury recovery or who may have physically recovered from burn injuries, even decades previously, but may have never had an opportunity to talk about it with someone else who has had a similar experience.

Please contact the Burn Center outreach coordinator if you are interested in participating in the SOAR program.

Phoenix Society’s World Burn Congress for Burn Survivors

The Phoenix Society's World Burn Congress is an annual international conference that brings together more than 650 burn survivors, their families, caregivers, burn care professionals and firefighters.  The three days of the World Burn Congress are filled with inspirational stories of survival, courage and personal growth. Many have described their experience at WBC as both a powerful and life changing experience.  For more information visit

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Online Support


When: Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PST
Where: Online at