Burn Camp for Children
A special week designed for children who have survived a burn injury. Recovery from a burn is a life-long journey that requires dealing with many difficult physical, emotional, and psychological issues such as peer- and self-acceptance. Burn camp offers a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to share emotions and stories with other kids who have experienced similar injuries. Contact the Trauma Burn Center for more details on this free opportunity.
Burn Injury Awareness Events
Burn survivors, family members, fire fighters, and medical professionals are welcome to attend! Workshop topics include injury recovery, healing, and sharing stories. Also, come celebrate together at the annual picnic reunion! Enjoy the many fun activities for all ages.
International Center for Automotive Medicine (ICAM)
Customized Injury Prevention and Outreach Education Available
Upon request, we also provide educational programs to schools, senior citizens, medical professionals, first responders, youth programs, firefighters, and other groups in our community. To request a presentation, visit the below link or call 734-232-3814.
Fire Injury Prevention
Roughly two thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms
Leland Gayheart Prevention Award
As a tribute to a firefighter who lost his life to a burn injury, the Leland Gayheart Prevention Award was created to encourage prevention programs within local fire departments. An honorarium is awarded annually to fire departments whose innovative efforts have demonstrated a statewide, countywide, or citywide impact on fire safety and prevention. This award is presented in joint effort by the Gayheart family and the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center
Older Adult Fall and Burn Injury Prevention
Older adults are at higher risk for burn and trauma injuries. Common causes of burn injuries are from cooking, bathing, drinking hot beverages, and eating. Traumatic injuries commonly occur in older adults from falls and car crashes. Contact us about available prevention education classes.
Pamela Pucci Service Award
Established in 2013, this award is given annually to a person that exemplifies Pam's passion, commitment, dedication, and service to the Trauma Burn Center.
Returning to Education and Continued Healing (REACH)
This school reintegration program provides information and tools necessary for parents, school personnel, and health professionals to positively support a child returning to their school and community after a serious illness or burn injury. This no-cost web-based tool features self-learning modules, video clips, testimonials, handouts and more. Additional program materials will be available by Spring 2015.
A National Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Toolkit. Fire misuse behaviors (firesetting, arson, playing with lighters, experimenting with bottle bombs, igniting aerosols, etc.) are associated with devastating costs, injuries, and life-changing consequences. This unique intervention tool enables community educators to lead discussions on methods to halt fire misuse behaviors and is available at no cost to fire departments, police departments, schools, social service agencies, juvenile courts, hospitals, and other JFSI specialists.
State of Michigan Burn Coordinating Center
Designated as the State Burn Coordinating Center for Michigan, the Trauma Burn Center is responsible for training first responders and medical personnel throughout the state to properly respond to catastrophic burn-related events and injuries. This training ensures that a highly-coordinated response is executed in Michigan and its surrounding region for burn mass casualty incidents.
Stop The Bleed
"Stop the Bleed is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. Uncontrolled bleeding injuries can result from natural and manmade disasters and from everyday accidents. If this bleeding is severe, it can kill within minutes, potentially before trained responders can arrive. Providing bystanders with basic tools and information on the simple steps they can take in an emergency situation to stop life threatening bleeding can save lives. Research has shown that bystanders, with little or no medical training, can become heroic lifesavers. Similar to the use of CPR or automatic defibrillators, improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding and expanding personal and public access to Bleeding Control Kits can be the difference between life and death for an injured person." Stop the Bleed is an initiative endorsed by the American College of Surgeons, The Committee on Trauma, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and many other national organizations.
Youth Fire Prevention and Intervention Program A family-oriented program targeting youth 8 - 17 who exhibit behaviors associated with the misuse of fire (playing with matches or lighters, using accelerants, firesetting, fireworks, bottle bombs, arson, etc.). It is also for youth who have observed others playing with fire or who are at risk for experimentation. Firefighters, arson police, social workers, burn survivors, and medical personnel teach the medical, social, legal, and financial consequences associated with the misuse of fire. Youth/families receive interactive education and techniques to promote a safe home environment and prevent injuries. Straight Talk is provided to families free of charge and has been nationally recognized and scientifically proven as an exemplary prevention and intervention program.
Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR)
A no-cost program intended to assist past and present patients and their families in adapting to a burn injury through the support of others with similar experiences. Designed by the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and a national committee of experts, the SOAR training program empowers volunteers with information and skills needed to provide appropriate forms of guidance to others.
Trauma Burn Pre-Hospital Education
Continuing pre-hospital education is vital to improving patient outcome and provides an excellent opportunity to review and refine patient pre-hospital care initiatives. Topics are presented by experts in the fields of trauma and burns, injury prevention, workplace safety, and emergency medicine.