The Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is celebrating more than 25 years of service to the Finger Lakes Region. FLRBA is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit agency dedicated to reducing fire and burn injuries and deaths and helping burn survivors medically, financially and psychologically. The Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association has an Executive Director who is responsible for the day-today management of the organization. Oversight is provided by a volunteer board of directors made up of medical and fire service professionals, burn survivors and corporate executives. The board members often act as program providers along with an expanded volunteer force. FLRBA often partners with other agencies to augment personnel in order to more efficiently provide community safety programs.
FLRBA conducts the annual Children's Burn Camp, Camp Courage which is the only camp like this in New York State for children recovering from severe burn injuries. FLRBA also provides support services for young adult and adult burn survivors. Bi-weekly adult burn survivor support groups are co-facilitated with the regional burn center. FLRBA also hosts an annual retreat for adult survivors. A few years ago, it became apparent there was a gap in services for young people who were too old to attend the camp but not yet relating to adults. To meet this need, a retreat for young adult burn survivors between the ages of 18 and 25 was launched and is now conducted annually. Emergency support services are also provided to families as they are experiencing a burn injury by assisting with hotel and travel expenses, and medical supplies so that they can support a family member during the acute and critical phases of treatment. FLRBA also provides a peer support program in tandem with the Phoenix Society called SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery).
The Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association Inc. is also committed to providing prevention education in the community. For many years, FLRBA has worked to support fire service organizations by providing burn prevention education addressing scald prevention, fireworks safety and cooking safety. Presentations have been provided in schools, corporate health fairs, and service organization events. FLRBA is regularly sought by local media to provide expertise and information to the community after traumatic events and to heighten awareness regarding seasonal risks.
We focus on: Human Services
Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
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