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									      Prevention                                         Burn Support                                Events                                      Volunteers
      Stop Scald Burns                                   Winter Camp                                 Share Your Heart                            Kelly Golden’s True Spirit

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                                                                                                                 Showing love and
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                                                                                 Burn Institute
35 Years of Making a Difference . . .
    n 1972 a gallon of gas was 55 cents and digital            a few burn centers in the United States. Dr. Frank           In 35-years a lot has happened at the Burn Institute
    watches were a hot item. Richard Nixon began his           mobilized a network of community activists to raise          and we could certainly fill more than the 12-pages
    second term and ordered the start of the Space             the money needed for a specialized treatment center.         of this newsletter. The following page highlights
Shuttle Program. That same year, the Burn Institute            With that goal in mind, dedicated people in the              some special milestones which span more than three
began its community service to residents throughout            community founded the Burn Institute, which was              decades. Chances are you may remember some of our
San Diego and Imperial counties.                               originally known as the Institute for Burn Medicine.         accomplishments. And, perhaps played a role in some.
                                                               In its first year, the Institute raised $68,000 and helped
Dr. Hugh Frank, a San Diego hand surgeon, had a                to purchase beds and equipment for the region’s first
dream to create a facility that would offer specialized        burn unit – at what was then University Hospital in
care to burn patients. The concept of a specialized            Hillcrest – in 1973.                                                                           (continued on Page 2)
“burn center” was in its infancy. There were only

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35 Years of Making a Difference                           (continued from Page 1)

 November 1972                                 April 1994                                   May 2001
 Burn Institute Board of Directors held        The Burn Institute holds its first local     The Burn Institute’s 12-page “Living
 their first meeting at the home of board      winter Camp Beyond the Scars.                with Wildfire” Guide for the Homeowner
 member Mrs. Betty Comer.
                                               May 1994
                                                                                            was distributed to more than 450,000         The Burn Institute is a nonprofit
                                                                                            residents in the San Diego Union-
 May 1973                                      The Burn Institute Auxiliary was
 The Burn Institute held its first Spirit of   established.
                                                                                            Tribune.                                     health agency dedicated to
 Courage Awards Banquet.                                                                    July 2001
                                               March 1995
                                                                                            The Burn Institute’s Inaugural “Give
                                                                                                                                         reducing the number of burn
 August 1973                                   The Burn Institute holds its first local
 A six-bed burn center opened on August        summer Camp Beyond the Scars.
                                                                                            Burns the Boot” Countywide Boot Drive
                                                                                            raises $20,000 for the Institute.
                                                                                                                                         injuries and deaths in San Diego,
 6. During its first year of operation, the
 Burn Unit treated 89 patients – twenty-
                                               October 1996
                                                                                            October 2002                                 Imperial, Riverside and San
                                               Burn Institute establishes the Senior
 two were children.                                                                         The Burn Institute establishes its first
                                               Smoke Alarm Program which provides
                                                                                            affiliate in the Inland Empire.              Bernardino counties through fire
 August 1984                                   free smoke alarm installations for
 The Burn Institute spent its $1 millionth     seniors.                                     October 2003                                 and burn prevention education,
 dollar on burn prevention education and                                                    The Burn Institute provides $100,000
 burn care and research.
                                               October 1997
                                                                                            worth of support to local wildfire burn      burn care research and treatment,
                                               Institute kicked off “Wildfire” Campaign
 August 1987                                   aimed at raising awareness about the                                                      and burn survivor support services.
 The Institute sponsors local children to      threat of brush fires.                       January 2004
 attend burn camp for the first time.                                                       The Jerry and Carolyn Davee Fund was
                                               May 1998
 June 1988                                     The Spirit of Courage Awards Banquet
 The Institute began providing emergency       celebrates 25 years.                         July 2004
 funds for needy families of burn patients                                                  “Give Burns the Boot” raises $100,000.
                                               June 1998
 at the Regional Burn Unit.
                                               The Burn Institute opens an office in the    October 2004
 November 1990                                 Imperial Valley.                             450,000 Fire and Burn Prevention
 The Institute pledges $300,000 over                                                        Guides were distributed in the San
                                                                                                                                                    Board of Directors
                                               December 1999
 three years to help renovate the UCSD                                                      Diego Union-Tribune.
                                               The Institute conducted 224 Juvenile                                                                   Gerald S. Davee, Esq.
 Burn Center.
                                               Fire Setter intervention sessions and        December 2004
 February 1991                                 distributed more than 248,000 pieces         The Burn Institute launches a new                         Chairman of the Board
 The Institute offers first Juvenile Fire      of literature impacting more than            website featuring online interactive
 Setter workshop in San Diego County.          140,000 residents in San Diego and           tools – Create Your Own Fire Escape Plan                       Jim Hansen
                                               Imperial counties.                           and the Online Challenge for children.
 March 1991                                                                                                                                                  president
 The San Diego-Imperial County Fire            July 2000                                    December 2005
 Fighters Advisory Council to the Burn         Burn Run/FIRE EXPO celebrates its            The Burn Institute outgrows its old                          Chief Bob Pfohl
 Institute was formed.                         10th Anniversary and raises more than        offices and moves into a new office
                                               $150,000.                                    located at 8825 Aero Drive.                        Vice president Chief Financial Officer
 October 1991
 The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ hold        December 2000                                December 2006
                                                                                                                                                        Allan W. Arendsee
 their first golf tournament and raise         The Burn Institute’s annual budget           The Burn Institute introduces the
 $7,800 for the Burn Institute.                surpasses 1 million dollars.                 Heritage Society for planned gifts.                    Vice president Development
 February 1993                                 April 2001
 Nearly $10,000 was raised at the first        James Floros was elected Board Chair                                                               Michael Pierschbacher, Ph.D.
 “Share Your Heart” Auction and Wine           of the National Federation of Burn                                                                     Vice president program
 Tasting in Del Mar.                           Foundations.
                                                                                                                                                          Dolores Juditz

Greetings!                                                             We hope you will enjoy reading through some of our                                  Jeff Berend
                                                                       milestones included in this issue of the Beacon. There                              Jim Boland
                                                                       were too many to list them all. But, chances are you                               Charlie Brown
As reported in this edition of the Beacon, the Burn                    played in an integral role in many of them. No matter                         Captain Angelo Cappos
Institute is proudly celebrating 35 years of service to the            how significant or small – everyone and everything has                         Chief Kevin Crawford
community. Incredible progress has been made during                    lead to where we are today. Take a moment and reflect                               Paul Dawson
the past three-plus decades, and we certainly have come                on that. It’s because of friends like you that our agency                        Rodger Dougherty
a long way from that first board meeting held at Betty                 continues to thrive.                                                          Theodore S. Drcar, Esq.
Comer’s house in November 1972!                                                                                                                            Ron Houston
                                                                       After all, this is your Burn Institute.                                         Victor Jaime, Ph.D.
In a typical year, we’ll distribute at least a couple                                                                                                  Chief Tracy Jarman
hundred thousand pieces of fire and burn prevention                    As we embark on our journey through the next three                         Chief Kenneth J. Miller (ret.)
literature; interact with more than 150,000                            decades, one thing that will never change is the Institute’s                      Susan McClellan
children and adults during community and school                        commitment to serving our community. Our mission                                   Chief Dave Ott
presentations; perform more than 200 juvenile fire-                    remains constant – to be the beacon of hope for burn                           Bruce Potenza, M.D.
setter interventions; and install more than 1,500 smoke                survivors in their everyday challenge to overcome their                           Chris Saunders
alarms. Burn survivors and their families get the                      injuries, and to be the beacon of knowledge to end                                Chris T. Seistrup
support they need – pretty much from the moment they                   preventable burn injuries.
                                                                                                                                                     Chief Mitch Villalpando
are admitted at the UCSD Regional Burn Center and
                                                                                                                                                     Chief Erwin Willis (ret.)
throughout their long journey as a burn survivor.                      Here’s to the next 35 years!
                                                                       Stay safe!
To try to imagine the number of lives the Institute
has touched during the past 35 years is a daunting
task. Something that we are all very proud of. We have                                                                                 Please remember the Burn Institute in your annual
accomplished so much – and we were only able to do                                                                                     United Way/CHAD & CFC Campaigns.
so because of people like you. Because of our donors,
                                                                                                                                       Member Agency of Combined Health Agencies
volunteers, and community partners like the dedicated                                                                                  (San Diego County)
members of the fire service and talented professionals                 James A. Floros                                                 United Way (Imperial County)
at the UCSD Regional Burn Center – all of this was                     Executive Director/                                             Combined Federal Campaign (San Diego #5581)
made possible.                                                         Chief Executive Officer                                         (Imperial County #7024)

                                    Fire and Burn prevention Facts & Tips
                                    Fact Most burn victims injured by hot liquids are children under age three.
                                    Tip Cook on back burners and turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.

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Thousands of Scald Burns Occur
Annually… All Are Preventable
         id you know that scalding liquids constitutes          Always check to see that children and obstacles are out
         the number one cause of burn injuries among            of your path before carrying hot liquids. And, never
         all ages in the US – but especially children?          hold a child while drinking a hot liquid.
An infant’s skin is thinner than an adult’s and a tub of
water that feels great for mom and dad could very well
scald a baby’s delicate skin.                                   When young children are present, avoid using table-
                                                                cloths and keep hot foods in the center of the table.
Scald injuries are predictable and therefore preventable.
The Burn Institute urges you to follow the following tips     “Continuous supervision of young children is the single
to help you and your family stay safe from scald burns:       most important factor in preventing scald burns,” said
                                                              James Floros, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
  Burn risk is greatly decreased by turning down your         of the Burn Institute.
  water heater to 120 degrees.

  NEVER leave a young child unattended in the
  bathroom. Young children can turn on the hot water           i     FIRST AID FOR BURNS
  and/or an older sibling’s actions could also scald a
  younger child.                                                 If your clothes catch on fire, STOp, DROp and ROLL

                                                                 COOL the burn with tap water and CALL 911
  Before placing a child in the bath, always test the
  temperature of the water by moving your hand                   DO NOT use ice, which may cause further skin damage
  rapidly through the water for several seconds, or
                                                                 DO NOT apply butter, Vaseline, or other ointments,
  measure the temperature with a thermometer.
                                                                 which may hold in heat

  Cook on back burners and turn pot handles to the               QUICKLY remove clothing that could hold in heat
  back of the stove so children can’t bump into or pull
  pots or pans down.                                             DO NOT remove clothing that is sticking to the skin

Burn Institute Forms San Diego EMS in Good Health
San Diego County                                               Preventing an injury is always better than responding
                                                               to one. However, each year in San Diego County,
                                                                                                                          focusing on education, prevention and quality
                                                                                                                          patient care.
                                                               thousands of calls pour into emergency dispatch
JFS Coalition                                                  centers requesting help for those injured by
                                                               preventable causes.
                                                                                                                          In February, San Diego City Medical Director Dr.
                                                                                                                          James Dunford received national recognition from the
                                                                                                                          U.S. Metropolitan Municipal EMS Medical Directors

        he Burn Institute has been providing San               It is the job of specially trained men and women to        for demonstrating unique leadership and contributions
        Diego County residents with fire and burn              respond to these calls for help: San Diego County          to prehospital emergency care, a true testament to both
        prevention programs since 1972. The Juvenile           Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians               Dr. Dunford and those who work within the San Diego
Fire Setter program is one of several programs                 (EMTs). Although they may arrive in different modes        911 system.
designed to educate children ages 4-17 about fire and          of transportation – a fire engine, an ambulance or
its consequences. The Juvenile Fire Setter program             perhaps a helicopter – these professionals are tasked
is available for families during the week and once a           with mitigating whatever problem they may encounter.
month on Saturdays. There are four Burn Institute              The good news is San Diego County Paramedics
Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionists on staff.                and EMTs are among the best in the nation. In fact,
                                                               on March 10th, three Paramedics representing the
Every year the Burn Institute services over 250                San Diego Regional Cooperative Care Program
children and their families with Juvenile Fire                 (RCCP) were awarded first place in an international        Whether it is preventing an injury from occurring, like
Setting Intervention. The Burn Institute is in                 competition, the JEMS Games, judging clinical and          the Santee Fire Department’s award winning L.A.F.S.
process of developing a Juvenile Fire Setter                   scenario-based medical skills.                             (Life and Fire Safety) program, or treating an injury
Coalition to collaborate and better meet the needs                                                                        with promising new drugs, tools and techniques, like
of the community. Currently, representatives from              The RCCP is an innovative emergency medical services       those being studied within the Resuscitation Outcomes
organizations such as Fire Departments, San Diego              (EMS) functional consolidation between the Bonita-         Consortium (ROC), San Diego is on the cutting edge.
County’s District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Forensics        Sunnyside Fire Protection District, Chula Vista Fire       And, the County’s highly skilled Paramedics and EMTs
Services (SD County), San Diego County Office of               Department, Imperial Beach Fire Department, La Mesa        will be there to answer the call 24 hours a day, 365 days
Education, U.C.S.D. Regional Burn Center, County               Fire Department, Lemon Grove Fire Department,              a year.
Mental Health, the San Diego County Fire Chiefs’               National City Fire Department, San Miguel
Association, and other community members are                   Consolidated Fire Protection District and American         Respectively submitted,
actively involved.                                             Medical Response (AMR).
                                                                                                                          Chief Scott Walker
If you are interested in attending our meetings at the         In 1997, the San Diego Fire Department and Rural           Bonita Fire Protection District
Burn Institute contact Aida Flores, Director of                Metro Corporation developed a unique public/private
Program Services for a meeting schedule.                                                                                  Author: Josh Krimston, Engineer/Injury Prevention Specialist, Bonita-
                                                               partnership known as San Diego Medical Services
858.541.2277 ext. 13 or aflores@burninstitute.org.                                                                        Sunnyside Fire Protection District
                                                               Enterprise (SDMSE). Since then, SDMSE has become
                                                               a role model for 911 systems around the country for

                                                            $50 will provide 5 senior citizens with lifesaving smoke detectors.                                              $50
                                                                                                                                                                     BURN INSTITUTE BEACON
4                    GIFTS & TRIBUTES
President’s Circle
                                                                      Make a difference today and tomorrow for burn survivors
Members                           as of February 28, 2007
                                                                      when you make a planned gift (bequests of cash, real

P                                                                     estate, life insurance, securities, and personal property).
       resident’s Circle members are individual donors
       who support the Burn Institute with an annual
       gift of $1,000 or more. This annual gift can
be made in the form of cash, check, credit card or
                                                                      Are you expecting to pay more in taxes than you expected? plan now for 2007.
appreciated stock. You can become a member for only                   Take advantage of the federal law that was enacted in August 2006 for IRA owners
$83 a month. To learn about all the exciting annual                   who area at least 70-years old. The law extends to December 31, 2007, providing the
benefits you will receive as a President’s Circle member              opportunity to share the wealth of your retirement savings by giving directly to charity–
contact Diane Sutherland at 858.541.2277 ext. 19 or                   without first counting it as income and paying income tax.
                                                                      Because of decades of saving and favorable investment returns, a large percentage
Current Members of the president’s Circle
                                                                      of retirees have more money in their IRA’s than they’ll ever need. Many retirees have
Mr. & Mrs. Allan Arendsee         Mr. Bruce Kerl
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Beardsley         Mr. Jason Kimbrell
                                                                      expressed an interest in giving funds to charity, but income tax must be paid on all
Mr. Randy Bixler                  Mr. James Kimbrell                  withdrawals, which sharply reduces the value of the gift. Others have asked about
Mr. James Boland                  Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kintz
Chief Jeff Bowman                 Mr. James Lockwood
                                                                      designating their children as beneficiaries, but that, too, may draw additional tax
Terry Butler & Karen Dodge        Ms. Margaret Lowery                 consequences.
Ms. Robin Callaway                Mr. & Mrs. John Mattos Jr.
Mr. Jerry Carota                  Ms. Jill McCarty
Mr. Vin Ciruzzi                   Mr. & Mrs. Bradley McCleery         By going directly to charity, the money is not included in your IRA income and – most
Ms. Velma Cooney                  Mr. & Mrs. Craig McClellan
Mr. & Mrs. Doug Cox               Chief William Metcalf
                                                                      importantly – is not taxed. This preserves the full amount for charitable purposes.
Mr. Matthew Cunningham            Chief & Mrs. Ken Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Davee           Mr. & Mrs. Mike Mitchell
Mr. Rodger Dougherty              Mr. Mitch Mitchell
                                                                      This is the opportunity of a lifetime! To take advantage of this limited time offer, please
Mr. Ted Drcar                     Mr. Mike Morton                     contact Diane Sutherland at dsutherland@burninstitute.org or call 858.541.2277 ext. 19
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Fields          Mr. Robert Naudin
Mr. & Mrs. James Floros           Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Navarra
                                                                      for more information.
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Flynn           Mr. & Mrs. Elwood Norris
MR. Ralph Frame                   Chief Dave Ott
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Genuardi       Chief Bob Pfohl
Chief Augie Ghio                  Dr. Michael Pierschbacher
Ms. Connie Golden                 Deputy Chief Bob Praytor
Mr. & Mrs. J. Allen Graham        Ms. Dawn Robinson
Mr. & Mrs. Todd Gutschow          Mr. & Mrs. Martin

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hansen              Schoonderwoerd                                                                        Ms. Margaret Lowery
Mr. Alfonso Hernandez             Mr. & Mrs. John Simpson                                                                Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps
Mr. Steven Hoffman                Ms. Susanne Stanford                                                                   Mr. & Mrs. Scott Mason
Chief & Mrs. James Hunter III     Mr. & Mrs. Gary Sutherland                                                             Ms. Jill McCarty
Dr. Victor Jaime                  Mr. Christopher Thompson                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Craig McClellan
Mrs. Julianne James               Chief Mitch Villalpando       The Burn Institute is grateful to the following          Mr. James McFarland
Chief Tracy Jarman                Chief Scott Walker            individuals, corporations, foundations and               Chief & Mrs. Ken Miller
Mr. Derek Jones                   Chief Erwin Willis                                                                     Mr. & Mrs. Mark Moothart
Ms. Dolores Juditz                Mr. & Mrs. John Witt          community groups for their generous gifts.               Ms. Amanda Murphy
                                                                Listed below are donations of $250+ made from            My Buddy’s Place
                                                                                                                         Ms. Nikki Nestor
                                                                November 8, 2006 through February 28, 2007.              Pallamary & Associates
                                                                                                                         Mr. & Mrs. Ed Parrish
                                                                Action Donation Services                                 Placer Sierra Bank
                                                                Ameritramp, LLC                                          Deputy Chief Bob Praytor
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Allan Arendsee                                Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
                                                                Mr. Nick Asaro                                           Rancho Santa Fe Insurance & Financial Services
                                                                Barona Band of Mission Indians                           Robert M. Golden Foundation
                                                                Ms. Janet Bastien                                        Rotary Club of Carlsbad
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Gary Beardsley                                San Diego City Schools Community Services Association

Shop at Albertsons and                                          Big Bear Professional Fire Fighters Association
                                                                Mr. Randy Bixler
                                                                                                                         San Diego County Board of Supervisors
                                                                                                                         San Diego County Credit Union
                                                                The Bravo Foundation                                     San Diego Firefighters Federal Credit Union
Support the Burn Institute                                      Mr. Charlie Brown
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Earle Brucker
                                                                                                                         The San Diego Foundation
                                                                                                                         Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Schmidt
                                                                CalEnergy Operating Corporation                          Mrs. Vicki Schoonderwoerd
Every time you shop at Albertsons and use your                  California Community Bank                                Society of Fire Protection Engineers
                                                                California Equities                                      Ms. Jeanie Spies
Preferred Savings Card, the Burn Institute earns                Ms. Deanne Carl                                          The Sundt Foundation
cash. Register in person at your local Albertsons’              Carlson Wagonlit Travel                                  Ms. Diane Sutherland
                                                                Change a Life Foundation                                 Ms. D.G. Vanderhyde
store, by mail, or take a minute and register your              The Charles H. Stout Foundation                          Viejas Enterprises
preferred card online! It’s that easy!                          Mr. Vin Ciruzzi                                          Chief Mitch Villalpando
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Doug Cox                                      Walden W. & Jean Young Shaw Foundation
                                                                Battalion Chief Gary Croucher                            WD-40 Company
1. Visit www.albertsons.com                                     Cubic Corporation                                        Mr. David Welch
                                                                Cush Family Foundation                                   Mr. & Mrs. John Witt
2. Click on “In the Community”                                  Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Davee
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Dempsey
                                                                Diageo                                                   Memorial/Tribute gifts
3. Click on the Community Partners Logo                         The Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation      In Memory
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Edward Drcar
                                                                Ms. Ann Elms                                             Chief Benny Benavidez (ret.)
4. Go to “Shoppers” and login or register your                  F-11 Products                                              In Memory of Michael Benavidez
   Preferred Savings Card.                                      Mr. Steven Fields                                        Ms. Margarita Buford
                                                                The Fieldstone Foundation                                  In Memory of all firefighters killed in the line of duty
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Marc Figueroa                                 Mrs. Helena Fornaca
5. Click “Sign me up”                                           Mr. James A. Floros                                         In Memory of Felice Fornaca
                                                                Fire Etc.                                                Judge & Mrs. David Gill
6. Enter the Burn Institute’s 11-Digit                          First Imperial Credit Union                              Dr. & Mrs. Al Heising
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Steve Flynn                                   Ms. Dolores Juditz
   Community Partner ID #49001013443                            Ms. Helen Fornaca                                        Mr. & Mrs. Jerlad Katleman
                                                                Mr. Ralph Frame                                          Ms. Susanne Stanford
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Michael Genuardi                              Mr. & Mrs. Robert Swingle
                                                                Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation                        In Memory of Velma Davee
                                                                Goodrich/Rohr Employees’ Will-Share Club                 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lavoire
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. J. Allen Graham
    Join the Heritage Society Today!                            Grossmont Healthcare District
                                                                                                                            In Memory of U.S.F.S Engine 57 – San Bernardino
                                                                                                                         Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Todaro
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hansen                                       In Memory of Pam Kelly
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. William Hendrix
    The Burn Institute’s Heritage Society is                    The Hervey Family Fund at the San Diego Foundation
    for those who have included the Burn                        Ms. Linda Howard                                         In Honor
                                                                Chief & Mrs. James J. Hunter III
    Institute in their estate plans. Membership                 Imperial County Children & Families First Commission     Ms. Paula Baron
    is growing! All Heritage Society members                    Imperial Irrigation District                               In Honor of the men who were injured on the
                                                                Independent Order of Foresters                             Nimitz naval ship
    are invited to an annual luncheon, as well as               Insurance Brokers & Agents of San Diego                  Ms. Christie Haig
    receive other special benefits, as a special                Ms. Julianne James                                         In Honor of Jason Cox
    thank you. For more information about the                   Mr. Derek Jones                                          Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hamry
                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kew                                     In Honor of Dana Laird
    Burn Institute’s Heritage Society, please                   Mr. Jason Kimbrell                                       Ms. Connie Golden and the Robert M. Golden Foundation
    contact Diane Sutherland at dsutherland@                    Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kintz                                   In Honor of Paul Freund
                                                                L.N. Curtis & Sons
    burninstitute.org or 858.541.2277 ext. 19.                  Mr. David Levy

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                                                                                                                      Top Left (Back left to right) Burn Institute-Inland Empire volunteers Riverside Fire Captain
                                                                                                                      Thomas Jay, Vince Rodgers. (Front left to right) Lisa Holloway and Ron Rondero.

                                                                                                                      Bottom Left (Back left to right) Burn Institute-San Diego volunteers Kelly, Denise, Randy,
                                                                                                                      Benjamin, Ashley, Chris and Jacob, (Front left to right) Terrance, Cortlynd, BJ and Annie.

                                                                                                                      Top Middle (Left to right) Camp counselor and adult burn survivor Tina poses with young
                                                                                                                      burn survivor Anna.

                                                                                                                      Bottom Middle (Left to right) Adult Burn Survivors Roy, Arnie and Bruce.

                                                                                                                      Above (Left to right) Camp counselor John and young burn survivor Kevin.

Burn Survivors Young and Old Come                                                                                                             A VERY SpECIAL THANK YOU
Together for a Magical Healing Experience                                                                                                     San Diego Kiwanis
                                                                                                                                               Club Foundational
                                                                                                                                                                               Judith Pruitt
                                                                                                                                                                               Kelley Delotch
                                                                                                                                              Alycia Weinert
Conducted as a joint effort between the Burn Institute                                                                                                                         Linda D’Orsi
                                                                                                                                              Ann Malo
                                                                                                                                                                               Louis Fetherolf
and the Burn Institute – Inland Empire                                                                                                        Arnie Garcia
                                                                                                                                                                               Mile High Pines’

       he sun was shining over the mountain, the ground was blanketed with snow, the wind chill factor was -2 and                             Arrowhead Regional               Camp and Crew
       children’s laughter could be heard for miles. At Mile High Pines Camp in Angelus Oaks, California, the Burn                             Burn Center
       Institute and the Burn Institute – Inland Empire held a combination Camp Beyond the Scars and Retreat for                              Burn Institute
Adult Burn Survivors. Burn-injured children from five counties participated in this special weekend, held January 12                           – Inland Empire                 Randy Delotch
through 15, 2007.                                                                                                                             Christine                        Roger Williams
                                                                                                                                              Shuttleworth                     Steve Lingues
                                      Burn survivor support is a vital component of the Burn Institute’s program
                                                                                                                                              Cindy Rutter                     Sun Diego Van
                                       activities. Severely burned individuals not only suffer physical hardship, but
                                                                                                                                              Denise Burk                      Rental
                                        are affected emotionally as well. Throughout the weekend, nearly 100 burn
                                        survivors, young and old, participated in a “Magic Mountain” themed camp.                             Dennis Ellison                   Teresa Valdivia
                                        Campers enjoyed a variety of activities and support sessions which were                                                                Tim Luna
                                        specifically designed to help enhance their self-esteem and help them to                              Dennis Gardin
                                        develop better coping skills. The object is to transform burn victims into                            Five Star Tours                  UCSD Regional
                                                                                                                                                                               Burn Center
                                       burn survivors, hence the theme “Magic Mountain”. Participants also enjoyed                            Jason Kimbrell
                                      skiing, snowboarding, sledding, arts and crafts and more. Many of the camp                                                               Victoria Morrison
                                     counselors and volunteers were off-duty firefighters and adult burn survivors.                           Jill Posadas

Burn Institute and UCSD Regional Burn Center Helped
Brighten the Holidays for Burn Survivors
        n December 6, the Burn Institute and the
        UCSD Regional Burn Center collaborated
        to host a Holiday Party for Burn Survivors.
This heartwarming holiday celebration was held in
the Royal Ballroom at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel
Mission Valley.

 Nearly 400 guests enjoyed a holiday dinner, face
painting, caricature portrait sessions and of course a
visit by Santa Claus. After Santa arrived aboard a shiny,
red fire truck, he then handed out gifts to all the
                                                            (Above) Santa arrives and the kids couldn’t be happier.                   (Above) Staff members from the UCSD Regional Burn Center
                                                                                                                                      treated the guests to a performance of the 12-days of Christmas –
                                                                                                                                      the theme was fire and burn safety.

B U R N S Up p O R T
                                                             A $150 gift provides a juvenile fire setter intervention to teach
                                                                 children the dangerous consequences of playing with fire.                                                              $150
                                                                                                                                                                                     BURN INSTITUTE BEACON
6                      EVENTS

Help the Padres Salute
Local Firefighters

         on’t miss the San Diego Padres annual salute to
         firefighters on Saturday, May 12, 2007. Special
         pre-game ceremonies honoring the local fire
service will begin at 6:40 p.m. and will include firefighters
lining the first and third base paths, a firefighter will sing
                                                                                                    Engineer Jeff Chumbley from the Carlsbad Fire Department is the Chair of this year’s FlameOut Fire Expo.
“God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch, a
young burn survivor will be featured as the play ball kid,
and a video tribute will be played on the Padre Vision
Screen honoring our brave heroes. At 7:05 p.m., the
Padres will host the St. Louis Cardinals and every fan in
attendance will receive a Padres t-shirt.                                                           “give Burns The Boot” Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!
                                                                                                    Not going to be able to make it to the game? Then look for firefighters as they take
To reserve your May 12th Padre tickets contact Andrea at                                            to the streets on May 9, 2007, for the annual “Give Burns the Boot” Firefighter Boot
858.541.2277 ext. 12 / abarela@burninstitute.org .                                                  Drive – 100% of the proceeds directly benefit Burn Institute programs and services in
                                                                                                    our community. So dig deep into those pockets and support your local firefighters!
A portion from each special ticket sold will benefit the Burn Institute.

San Diego County Credit Union Presents                                                                                                 Top Left
                                                                                                                                       (Left to right)
                                                                                                                                       Doug Cox, James Floros,
                                                                                                                                                                             Bottom Middle
                                                                                                                                                                             (Left to right)
                                                                                                                                                                             Allan and Lyndsy Arendsee
                                                                                                                                       Michael Genuardi
Pre-Valentine Extravaganza Filled With Fine                                                                                            Top Middle
                                                                                                                                       (Left to right)
                                                                                                                                                                             Top Right
                                                                                                                                                                             (Left to right) Share Your Heart
                                                                                                                                                                             Co-Chair Cindy Rutter,

Cuisine, Wines, Auction Items And Casino Fun                                                                                           Julianne James and
                                                                                                                                       Brandy James
                                                                                                                                                                             SYH Honorary Chairs Tony and
                                                                                                                                                                             Nancy Muser

          n Saturday, February 3, 2007, the Burn Institute
          and nearly 400 of its closest friends gathered                   THANK YOU                           WINERIES                                          RESTAURANTS
          at the San Diego Hall of Champions for the
15th Annual Share Your Heart Auction, Wine Tasting &                       San Diego County Credit Union       Callaway Vineyards & Winery                       Buca di Beppo
Casino Night. San Diego County Credit Union served as                      Barona Band of Mission Indians      Cinnabar Vineyards & Winery                       Cendio
the Title Sponsor and Kimberly Hunt, Billy Ray Smith                        for serving as the Casino          Givich Vineyards                                  Cocoa Loco Chocolate Company
and daughter Savannah Smith served as the evening’s                         Sponsor                            Glorioso Vineyards                                Coronado Brewing Company
emcees, Randy Jones was the evening’s auctioneer.                          Kaiser Permanente                   Grgich Hills Estate                               Graber Olive House
                                                                           Padre Coach Tony and Wife           Hart Winery                                       Gringos
From the beginning, you could feel excitement in the                        Nancy Muser                        Mendocino Wine Co.                                Guadalajara Mexican
air with nearly 250 silent auction items on display and                    Kimberly Hunt, Billy Ray Smith      Miramonte Winery                                  Restaurant
guests enjoying casino fun. Guests also enjoyed sampling                    and Savannah Smith                 Ponte Family Estate Winery                        Hotcha Salsa
delectable foods, fine wines and participating in the                      Randy Jones                         PRP Wine International                            Raviolis
exciting live auction.                                                     Cindy Rutter & Christine             Exclusive Wines                                  The Firehouse Brewing
                                                                            Shuttleworth, Co-Chairs,           Purple Teeth                                      Company
                                                                            2007 Share Your Heart              Sonoma Coast Vineyards                            The Oceanaire Seafood Room
This Burn Institute Auxiliary event raised more than
                                                                           AlphaGraphics                       Saint James Spirits                                (VIP Reception)
$45,000 for the important work of the Burn Institute.
                                                                           Jason Cathers                       Three Alarm Cellars                               Venissimo Cheese
                                                                           Modern Postcard                     Wilson Creek Winery                               Waters Fine Catering
                                                                                                                & Vineyards

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                                                                                                                                                2007 CALENDAR
i     Say goodbye to Your

      Couch potato Days
      and get Excited About Making a
      Difference in Your Community                                                                                                     “give Burns The Boot” Countywide
                                                                                                                                       Firefighter Boot Drive
                                                                                                                                       Wednesday, May 9
                                                                                                                                       Throughout San Diego County – during
                                                                                                                                       the morning and evening commutes.

                                                                                                                                       Firefighter Night at The padres
                                                                                      KELLY gOLDEN                                     Saturday, May 12
                                                                                                                                       Petco Park
                                                                                                                                       Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05pm
                                                             Volunteer Spotlight                                                       All fans in attendance receive a Padres
                                                                                                                                       T-Shirt. Special game tickets available

                                                                     eferred to by most people as the “Salsa Queen,”                   through the Burn Institute – a portion
                                                                     Kelly Golden reigns as a dedicated Burn                           from each ticket sold will benefit the
                                                                     Institute volunteer.                                              Burn Institute.
    Tired of being a couch potato? Want to meet new
    people? Then consider volunteering your time at
    the Burn Institute where volunteer opportunities         For nearly three years, Kelly has donated her time                        34th Annual Spirit of
    are as diverse as the people themselves.                 and provided hundreds of dollars worth of chips
                                                                                                                                       Courage Awards Banquet
                                                                                                                                       Hosted by San Diego City
                                                             and Hotcha Salsa for Burn Institute events. She has
    The Burn Institute’s work in the community simply                                                                                  Fire Fighters Local 145
                                                             volunteered her time for both the Burn Institute’s
    would not be possible without the help from                                                                                        Thursday, May 31
    hundreds of volunteers. It’s a great way to get          winter and summer Camp Beyond the Scars and she                           Hyatt Regency La Jolla –
    involved in your community and meet new and              is also a member of the Burn Institute Auxiliary. Kelly                   Aventine Ballroom
    exciting people.                                         was the chair of the Decorations Committee for this                       Tickets:
                                                             year’s San Diego County Credit Union Share Your                           $100 / sponsorships available
                                                             Heart Auction, Wine Tasting and Casino Night. Thanks

                                                             to Kelly’s creative touch, the décor was the best ever.
                                                             That same evening Kelly also served as a restaurant
                                                             sponsor and provided a variety of chips and salsa to
                                                             the more than 400 guests.                                                 FlameOut Fire Expo presented by
    FlameOut Fire Expo                                                                                                                 Sycuan and Fire Etc.
    presented by Sycuan and Fire Etc.                        Kelly is the President and founder of Hotcha Salsa,                       Saturday, July 14
    Saturday, July 14, 2007                                  a signature brand of salsa currently sold at finer                        Qualcomm Stadium – Parking Area “J”
    11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium                     food markets throughout the county. Hotcha Salsa                          1 pm Burn Run Parade of
    The San Diego – Imperial County Firefighters             comes in three varieties. Recently, a fourth flavor was                   Fire Apparatus.
    Advisory Council to the Burn Institute (FFACBI)          added – Flame Roasted Blackened Salsa. Kelly has                          FREE Admission
    are looking for volunteers to help local firefighters
                                                             generously pledged to donate a portion from all sales
    with set-up, clean-up, staffing, community booths,                                                                                 2007 Regional Firefighter
    assisting with the Kiddie Karnival and much more.        of this new flavor to the Burn Institute.
                                                                                                                                       COMBAT CHALLENgE
                                                                                                                                       Held in conjunction with the FlameOut Fire Expo
    2007 Regional Firefighter                                In her spare time, it should come as no surprise that,
                                                             the “Salsa Queen” has a passion for cooking and                           Saturday, July 14
    COMBAT CHALLENgE                                                                                                                   Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
    Saturday, July 14, 2007                                  decorating.

    At Qualcomm Stadium
    The firefighter combat challenge is looking for a        The Burn Institute would like to thank Kelly for her
    few good men and women to help with set up, tear         efforts and for her dedication to the Burn Institute’s
    down and much more. No wimps need apply for              important work in the community. To learn more
    this muscle job!                                                                                                                   Camp Beyond the Scars
                                                             about Hotcha Salsa, visit www.hotchasalsa.com.                            August 5-11
    Burn Institute Auxiliary                                                                                                           Camp Cuyamaca, Descanso
    If you have team spirit, lots of
                                                                                                                    Clip & Mail

    energy and a smile, then you                                                                                                       For more information, call 858.541.2277
    have what it takes to become a                              Yes! I want to learn more about the Burn Institute
                                                                                                                                       or visit us online at www.burninstitute.org.
    member of the Burn Institute                                ___ Please send me information on planned giving
    Auxiliary. You will get to make                             ___ Please send me information on available programs and services
    new friends and enjoy the
                                                                ___ I am interested in becoming a Burn Institute volunteer
    process of planning exciting
    events to support the Burn Institute. Meetings are          ___ I am interested in joining the Burn Institute Auxiliary

                                                                                                                                           The Cost of Caring
    held monthly and it only costs $25 to join. Still           ___ I would like to support the important work of the Burn Institute
    sitting on that couch? Well get up because during               Enclosed is my tax-deductible gift of $ _____________________
    the month of May, two people can join for the price
    of one. So what are you waiting for? Grab a friend,             Credit Card # ______________________ Exp. Date____________
    grab the phone, and call us today!                              ❍ Visa ❍ MC ❍ Discover

                                                                Contact Information
    Smoke Alarm Installations                                                                                                                             Where
                                                                NAME _____________________________________________________
    Ongoing                                                                                                                                             Your Dollars
                                                                ADDRESS __________________________________________________
    Individual volunteers and employee-based volunteer
    groups are needed to install smoke alarms. Spend            CITY _______________________ STATE ______ ZIP _______________
    a few hours a month making your community safer.            PHONE (__________) ________________________________________

    To learn more about volunteering for the Burn               E-MAIL ____________________________________________________

    Institute contact Director of Volunteer Services
                                                                Clip and Mail to: Burn Institute
    Kathleen Frampton at 858.541.2277 ext. 11 /                                                                                        ■ 84% Program Services
    kframpton@burninstitute.org .                                                    8825 Aero Dr., #200
                                                                                     San Diego, CA 92123
                                                                                                                                       ■ 13% Fundraising
                                                                                                                                       ■ 3% Management & General Costs

                                                            A growing number of couples are incorporating philanthropy into their weddings.
                                                            To learn more about this new way of creating your legacy, call Diane Sutherland
                                                                                  at 858.541.2277 ext. 19 or dsutherland@burninstitute.org
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8               PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Programs and                                            Do You Have an                                                     You are reading the Spring 2007 issue

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   Curriculum Guide                                                                                                        have an address change, please e-mail

• Let’s Stay Safe From Fires & Burns Puppet Show             y donating your auto, boat or RV you can
• It’s Your Choice: Stop Fires and Burns                     directly support the important work of the Burn
• Burns are Serious Business                                 Institute. In addition, you will also receive the
• Child Care Burn Prevention                            maximum legal tax deduction and potentially earn a
• Juvenile Fire Setter Program                          cash payment. FREE towing and pick-up anywhere in
                                                        the United States.
• Senior Fire Safety & Smoke Alarm Program                                                                                                            Staff
• First Responder Smoke Alarm Program                   Call toll free, and remember to designate the Burn
• Wildfire Program                                      Institute as the beneficiary. 866.244.8464                                              James A. Floros
• Fire Safety Training Program (Nominal Fee)                                                                                                  Executive Director/
                                                                                                                                             Chief Executive Officer

Burn Research                                                                                                                                  Diane Sutherland
• Funding Vital Burn Research and Treatment             Burn Institute is                                                                 Assistant Executive Director/
                                                                                                                                            Chief Operating Officer

Burn Survivor Support
• Camp Beyond The Scars for Burn-Injured Children
                                                        Awarded $10,000                                                                          Rosella Aplin
                                                                                                                                          Director of Communications
• Retreat For Adult Burn Survivors
• School Re-Entry Program                               “Techover”                                                                               Andrea Barela
                                                                                                                                               Executive Assistant
• Emergency Needs Fund

• Special Assistance Fund                                       ecently, the Burn Institute nominated the San                                    Dana Carnduff
                                                                Diego Rural Fire Department for the Firedog                             Community Outreach Specialist/
• Scholarship Program
                                                                Across America Award. And on April 3, the Burn                         Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist
• Adult Support Group
                                                        Institute was notified that both, San Diego Rural and the
• Holiday Party                                                                                                                                    Aida Flores
                                                        Burn Institute were winners – San Diego Rural will be
• Special Outings                                                                                                                        Director of program Services/
                                                        awarded $20,000 cash for much needed fire equipment                            Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist
                                                        and the Burn Institute will receive a $10,000 “techover”
Community Service                                       from Circuit City.                                                                    Kathleen Frampton
• Spirit of Courage Awards Banquet                                                                                                       Director of Volunteer Services
• Fire and Burn Prevention Literature                   And for making the top ten, San Diego Rural will be
                                                                                                                                                   Art Garcia
• Public Service Announcements                          entered into the final contest. Here’s where you come                           Community Outreach Specialist/
• Speakers Bureau                                       in! Beginning on April 28, the top ten fire station stories                    Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist
                                                        will be posted on www.firedog.com. America will then                                    (Imperial Valley)
                                                        get to cast their vote for their favorite fire station. The
                                                        winner will receive and additional $100,000 cash for a                                 Christina Lesniak
                                                        fire station makeover.                                                              Development Coordinator

 i   program Highlight                                  So what are you waiting for? Visit www.firedog.com and
                                                                                                                                                Rick Ochocki
                                                                                                                                            Special Events Manager
     Senior Fire Safety &                               vote for San Diego Rural today!
     Smoke Alarm program                                                                                                                     Vicki Schoonderwoerd
                                                                                                                                                 Office Manager
     If you are 55 years or older, own your own
     home, and do not have a working smoke
     alarm, you qualify for a FREE smoke alarm
                                                            SAVE THE DATE!
     installation through the Burn Institute’s
     Senior Fire Safety & Smoke Alarm
     Program. To sign up for this lifesaving
                                                            34th Annual Spirit of Courage                               CONTACT US
     program, call 858.541.2277 or visit                    Awards Banquet                                              www.burninstitute.org
     www.burninstitute.org                                  Thursday, May 31, 2007                                      Burn Institute – San Diego         Burn Institute – Inland Empire
                                                            Hyatt Regency La Jolla – Aventine Ballroom                  8825 Aero Drive #200               Arrowhead Regional Medical
                                                                                                                        San Diego, CA 92123-2269           Center – Burn Center
                                                            Sponsorships available                                      858.541.2277 phone                 400 North Pepper Avenue
                                                                                                                        858.541.7179 fax                   Colton, CA 92324-1801
                                                            Contact: Rosella Aplin 858.541.2277 ext. 17                                                    951.246.9766 phone
                                                                                                                        Burn Institute – Imperial Valley
                                                            raplin@burninstitute.org                                    612 “J” Street, Suite 3
                                                                                                                        Imperial, CA 92251
                                                                                                                        760.355.3175 phone
                                                                                                                        760.353.3005 fax

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