Firefighters Burn Institute


The Firefighters Burn Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded by Sacramento Fire Captain Cliff Haskell and the Sacramento Area Fire Fighters, Local 522 in 1973 for the purpose of establishing a local burn treatment facility; providing recovery programs for burn survivors; promoting fire and burn prevention through public education; funding education for medical burn team professionals, firefighters, and burn survivors; and supporting burn treatment and rehabilitation research.

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Address: 3101 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95820
County or Parish: Sacramento
Executive Director: Michael Daw
Contact Email: peri@ffburn.org
Primary Phone: 916-739-8525 x107
Fax: 916-455-4376
Website: http://www.ffburn.org
In 1972 a jet airplane attempting to take off from Sacramento Executive Airport crashed into a crowded Farrell's ice cream parlor killing 22 people and burning many others. A Sacramento firefighter, Gene Levine, and eight members of his family died in this fiery crash. Shortly after the crash, Sacramento Area Fire Fighters, Local 522 established the Firefighters Burn Institute. Cliff Haskell, a Captain with Sacramento Fire Department, was named Executive Director. He headed the Firefighters Burn Institute for the next 26 years. The Firefighters Burn Institute's original goal was to help establish a local burn treatment facility in the Sacramento area. Due to the Institute's efforts, the University California Davis Medical Center (UCD/MC) Regional Burn Center opened its doors January 1974.
FFBI, like all nonprofits, needs financial resources to continue to grow our programs and services. Monetary donations allow us to assure that the best possible burn treatment and burn recovery programs are available in Northern & Central California.

It costs approximately $500 to send one burn injured child to Firefighters Kids Camp for one week. We are always in need of additional funding to "Send a Kid to Camp". Please consider sponsoring a child to attend our Firefighters Kids Camp for young burn survivors. Our goal is to send at least 60 children to Firefighters Kids Camp each year.

In-kind donations are another key need in our organization. In-kind donations of goods or services allow us to stretch our donor dollar even further so we can offer more to our burn survivors.

Volunteers are the backbone of FFBI, we couldn't do what we do without them. One of our biggest needs is additional dedicated and passionate volunteers to assist with outreach, programs and special events.

FFBI has many events that are held on our behalf. We are always searching for groups and organizations willing to help us with our cause. Hosting a fundraising event or helping us get our message out in any way is very helpful for us.
Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Unrestricted - FFBI, like all nonprofits, needs financial resources to continue to grow our programs and services. Monetary donations allow us to assure that the best possible burn treatment and burn recovery programs are available in Northern & Central California.
  2. Funding: Program - It costs approximately $500 to send one burn injured child to Firefighters Kids Camp for one week. We are always in need of additional funding to "Send a Kid to Camp". Please consider sponsoring a child to attend our Firefighters Kids Camp for young burn survivors. Our goal is to send at least 60 children to Firefighters Kids Camp each year.
  3. In-Kind Donations - In-kind donations are another key need in our organization. In-kind donations of goods or services allow us to stretch our donor dollar even further so we can offer more to our burn survivors.
  4. Volunteers - Volunteers are the backbone of FFBI, we couldn't do what we do without them. One of our biggest needs is additional dedicated and passionate volunteers to assist with outreach, programs and special events.
  5. Other - Please Describe - FFBI has many events that are held on our behalf. We are always searching for groups and organizations willing to help us with our cause. Hosting a fundraising event or helping us get our message out in any way is very helpful for us.
The Firefighters Burn Institute has been serving Northern and Central California's burn survivors since 1973. We are the only burn foundation operating in our region and one of the largest firefighter-run burn foundations in the nation. No one group has done more for the Firefighters Burn Institute than our firefighters. The Firefighters Burn Institute was founded by and is still run by Firefighters today. We are honored to not only serve our community, but we are very proud to be able to help those that have suffered the horrors of a burn injury. As a result of the programs and services that we provide, burn survivors get the chance to live a fulfilling and productive life after they leave the hospital. The Firefighters Burn Institute offers two camps for burn injured children and their families to attend. These wonderful camps give those affected by burns the necessary tools to be able to overcome many of the obstacles, both physical and emotional, that burn survivors face. Our Firefighters Burn Institute's Youth Firesetter Program provides a coordinated effort in helping youth firesetters and their families receive the help they need through education, diversion, assessment, and psychological services. Our program teaches families safe and responsible behaviors related to fire use in the home as well as the financial, emotional and social consequences of firesetting. Our team of dedicated firefighters that make up our FFBI Response Team see to it that firefighters that suffer burn injuries are taken care of and their family's needs are taken care of while their loved one is in the burn unit. Response Team members are dedicated to the well-being and recovery of their fellow brother and sister firefighters and understand the importance of help and emotional support during critical times. With all of the help and resources we provide our medical professionals who treat burn survivors, we have the best burn care available anywhere in the world, right here in Sacramento. The relationship that the Firefighters Burn Institute has with our burn unit's at Shriners Children's Hospital and UC Davis Medical Center is a relationship that many other burn units and burn foundations envy. These relationships only exist because of the dedication and hard work of our staff, volunteers, and supporters. Mike Daw Executive Director Firefighters Burn Institute