Education/Prevention

We are nationally recognized experts in injury prevention and safety education who are dedicated to not only providing intervention in our surrounding area, but have a commitment and responsibility to improve safety throughout the United States and beyond.

  • Our programs address preventable injuries to children, adolescents, and adults as well as the medical, legal, social, and financial consequences of injury and disability.
  • We are committed to community education on prevention, consequences, and treatment of traumatic injury.
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Straight Talk
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.
Sean’s Story
Sean’s Story
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.
Stop The Bleed
Stop The Bleed
Stop the Bleed Instructor training and basic bystander bleeding control classes are available for free, please contact Karla Klas at kahrns@med.umich.edu to schedule your training.
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.
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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.
Stop The Bleed
Stop The Bleed
Stop the Bleed Instructor training and basic bystander bleeding control classes are available for free, please contact Karla Klas at kahrns@med.umich.edu to schedule your training.
State of Michigan Burn Coordinating Center
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.
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
Fire Injury Prevention
Roughly two thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms