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This boy was playing with his Dad’s lighter and the results were devastating. *Billy is standing in front of what once was his bedroom. Fortunately, the 6-year-                                      Photo: Phillips Creative
old, his brothers and father got out with their lives – but their house, possessions and treasured memories were lost. (*Name has been changed).




Young and Lethal: Is Juvenile Firesetting on the Rise?
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        ate last fall, while the Southern California                           the Buckweed Fire in Santa Clarita. The wildfire                                parenting. It became a part of the public discourse – at
        wildfires reduced entire communities to                                destroyed 21 homes (63 structures total), injured                               least for a few weeks.
        smoldering ash, as hundreds of families assessed                       three civilians and two firefighters, scorched more
                                                                               than 38,000 acres and forced the evacuation of about                            How could this happen? The scenario did not fit.
their neighborhoods and began the long, painful process
                                                                               15,000 people, according to the Los Angeles County                              This was not your stereotypical arsonist – the shadowy
of sifting through what little they had left – a disturbing
                                                                               Sheriff’s Department.                                                           outcast (“Neighbors said he just kept to himself”),
reality crept into the public consciousness.                                                                                                                   waiting for the perfect tinder-dry, Santa Ana day to put
A shocking confession from a Los Angeles County boy                            Suddenly, a subject that people rarely talked about was                         a flame to brush. This was a kid – and he could have
made the national news. The 10-year-old admitted he                            appearing regularly on the front page. Broadcasters                             been anyone’s child.
was playing with matches when he accidentally started                          asked about rehabilitation, incarceration and poor
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(continued from Page 1)
Six months later, the story’s shelf-life has expired and       younger than 18. More than half of those were children
the issue has disappeared from the headlines. The              younger than 15.
public has largely forgotten about the problem, though
the incidents of juvenile arson have continued to              According to the Wall Street Journal, more than 5,000
                                                               minors are arrested for arson annually, which is slightly
increase, nationwide. It is a growing concern for the fire
                                                               higher than the number of adults arrested for the same
                                                                                                                                        The Burn Institute is a nonprofit
service and juvenile justice professionals who see these
children on a regular basis – and it should be for the rest    crime. The National Association of State Fire Marshals                   health agency dedicated to
                                                               reports that juveniles make up 51 percent of all reported
of us, as well.
                                                               arson arrests in the U.S.                                                reducing the number of burn
Though the Santa Clarita wildfire momentarily
                                                               FINDING SOLUTIONS:                                                       injuries and deaths in San Diego,
brought the issue to the forefront, juvenile fire play
can occur anywhere at any time, including the home,            In San Diego County, the Burn Institute’s Juvenile                       Imperial, Riverside and San
underlining the need for parents to educate their              Firesetter Intervention (JFS) Program has proven to be
                                                               an effective means to combat the problem. Each year,                     Bernardino counties through fire
children about the dangers of playing with matches
and lighters.                                                  the organization’s successful program sees an average                    and burn prevention education,
                                                               of 200 children – and the numbers continue to rise.
Last October, a 6-year-old San Diego County boy                Are parents just more savvy about what their children                    burn care research and treatment,
set his bedroom curtains ablaze while playing with a           are doing, or are more youngsters getting into trouble?                  and burn survivor support services.
lighter. His Father, who attempted to put the fire out,        Are kids setting fires out of curiosity or boredom – or is
suffered burns to his hands and had barely enough              there a psychological component at work? The reasons
time to get his sons out of the house. (See front page)        are seldom clear.
Understanding that youngsters have a natural curiosity         “Juvenile firesetting is a complex problem,” explains
about fire is important; protecting them from                  Aida Flores, Program Director at the Burn Institute.
experimenting with it is vital.                                Flores oversees a staff of trained JFS Interventionists
                                                               who work with children, a majority of whom, (more                                     Board of Directors
BY THE NUMBERS:                                                than 95 percent), are boys. Program referrals come
Juvenile firesetting – children experimenting with             through the fire service, juvenile justice system                                       Gerald S. Davee, Esq.
combustible materials – has become a national                  (including the District Attorney’s Office and Probation                                  Chairman of the Board
epidemic, and is identified as the fastest-growing fire        Department), psycho-social professionals, schools
threat in the United States today. Each year, juvenile         and other community-based organizations who work                                             Jim Hansen
arson or “firesetting” causes an estimated $1.2                with youth.                                                                                    President
billion dollars in property damage and kills nearly
1,000 children.                                                Parents and/or guardians are part of the 2-hour                                            Chief Bob Pfohl
                                                               educational intervention session. Because they are                              Vice President Chief Financial Officer
The leading cause of fire deaths among children                too young to prosecute and often lack the maturity to
younger than 13, is a result of playing with fire – most       understand the ramifications of playing with fire – the
often with matches or lighters, according to data from                                                                                                   Allan W. Arendsee
                                                               JFS Interventionist must work at the child’s level to
the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).                                                                                                 Vice President Development
                                                               educate him/her about “good” and “bad” types of fire
In 2006, the U.S. Justice Department reported that 49          and what to avoid. Parents are taught to look for danger
                                                                                                                                                    Michael Pierschbacher, Ph.D.
percent of all arson arrests nationwide were juveniles         signs (i.e. matches in pockets, lighters in backpacks,
                                                                                                                                                       Vice President Program
                                                                                         Young and Lethal (continued on Page 3)
                                                                                                                                                           Dolores Juditz
                                                                                                                                                              Secretary


Dear Friends:                                                                                                                                                Jeff Berend
                                                                                                                                                             Jim Boland
                                                                                                                                                           Charlie Brown
Proud. Very, very proud. That’s the feeling I had this         We’re well on our way in the Inland Empire, and we
                                                                                                                                                          Chief Dave Burk
past President’s Day Weekend as I traveled home                expect that same quality of programs and services that
                                                                                                                                                       Captain Angelo Cappos
after an inspiring weekend in the San Bernardino               San Diego and Imperial counties have benefited from
                                                                                                                                                        Chief Kevin Crawford
Mountains.                                                     for 36 years to bring those same vital resources to San
                                                               Bernardino and Riverside counties.                                                           Paul Dawson
As you’ll read in this edition of the Beacon, the                                                                                                     Theodore S. Drcar, Esq.
Institute just completed another successful winter
Camp Beyond the Scars – a burn survivor support                So, from all of us here in                                                                   Dale Ganzow
                                                                                                                                                            Ron Houston
program that we have conducted in concert with our
affiliate in the Inland Empire the past two years.
                                                               San Diego – congratulations                                                              Victor Jaime, Ph.D.


As camp grew to a close, I had this overwhelming               Inland Empire!                                                                            Chief Tracy Jarman
                                                                                                                                                     R. Anthony Mahavier, Esq.
feeling of pride. Our dream of starting the first Burn                                                                                                    Susan McClellan
                                                               You, too, should be proud of your efforts. You are
Institute affiliate has really taken form – and we’re                                                                                               Chief Kenneth J. Miller (ret.)
                                                               making a difference, and we are proud to have you as
making such great strides in providing vital programs                                                                                                      Chief Dave Ott
                                                               part of the Burn Institute family!
and services to that region.
                                                                                                                                                        Bruce Potenza, M.D.
I was so proud of all the Burn Institute-Inland                Stay Safe!                                                                             Chief Mitch Villalpando
Empire (BI-IE) staff and volunteers. They did such an                                                                                                 Chief David Waltemeyer
outstanding job of hosting this year’s camp, and their                                                                                                Chief Erwin Willis (ret.)
hard work and efforts really paid off. Much the same
as San Diego and Imperial counties, the fire service is
truly the backbone of the BI-IE. Camp Directors Tim            James A. Floros
Luna of Corona Fire, and Roger Noon of Pechanga Fire                                                                                 Please remember the Burn Institute in your annual
and their dedicated volunteers put on one of the best          Executive Director/                                                   United Way/CHAD & CFC Campaigns.
winter camps we’ve ever had! And with the dedication           Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                                     Member Agency of Combined Health Agencies
of new BI-IE Executive Director, Gary Stansberry,                                                                                    (San Diego County #95581)
and the steadfast support of board president Dave              P.S. Plans are underway for future Burn Institute affiliate
                                                                                                                                     United Way (Imperial County)
Waltemeyer (also of Corona Fire) – combined with the           sites. If your community is interested, just give us a call!
                                                                                                                                     Combined Federal Campaign (San Diego #50359)
experience and know-how of the Burn Institute-San                                                                                    (Imperial County #7024)
Diego – we achieved something truly special.




DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
 F&T
                               Fire and Burn Prevention Facts & Tips
                               Fact Every family should plan and practice a home fire escape plan that includes a central meeting place outside the home.
                               Tip Visit www.burninstitute.org to learn how to safeguard your family with a personalized family fire escape plan.

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                                              Novelty Lighter Update:
                                              Burn Institute Pushing for Ban

SAN DIEGO, CA – They are as inviting as toys but              Executive Director. “Leaving a lighter or matches lying    have adopted a ban to forbid novelty lighter sale and
are fires waiting to happen: Novelty lighters in              around where a child can use them is the same as           distribution. They include the City of San Diego,
colorful shapes are a danger to young children who            leaving a loaded gun on the kitchen counter.”              El Cajon, National City, Solana Beach and Vista. In
don’t know the difference between a toy and a safety                                                                     addition, there are several cities within the county
hazard. Inspired by the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s           The Consumer Product Safety Commission is “charged         considering implementing their own ban. But there is
Department, the Burn Institute is leading the charge          with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of      still much work to be done. The San Diego County Fire
to ban the hazardous lighters locally, and continues to       serious injury or death.” Since 1996, the Commission       Chiefs’ Association, the San Diego Regional Camber
gain public support as it moves closer to introducing         has recalled thousands of novelty lighters, citing them    of Commerce and several public safety agencies have
legislation outlawing the lighters in the entire state        as a public safety hazard. In recent years, thousands      joined with the Burn Institute in endorsing the ban.
of California.                                                more have been recalled due to the lack of federally-
                                                              mandated child safety mechanisms, designed to make         The Burn Institute would like to hear from individuals
Many adults find novelty lighters collectible and cute, in    them tougher for children to operate. Despite the          with information about fire incidents related to the
designs ranging from cookies and dolphins to friendly         stricter standards, this lethal device can still harm      lighters. Its Program Department is currently collecting
characters like Gumby. And that’s the problem – their         children, yet it remains on many store shelves.            data on sample novelty lighters. Please e-mail
toy-like appearance, flashing lights and sound effects                                                                   information to: aflores@burninstitute.org.
makes them utterly inviting to youngsters unaware of          In March 2007, the UK implemented a full ban of
the risks.                                                    the toy-like lighters. In March of this year, Maine
                                                              Governor, John Baldacci, made history when he signed
“Juvenile Firesetting is the fastest growing fire threat      legislation to ban novelty lighters – the first state to
in the United States,” said James Floros, Burn Institute      do so. Locally, several cities within San Diego County




Young and Lethal (continued from Page 2)                      Open Letter
changes in their child’s behavior). During the session,
the Institute identifies whether the child is a “curiosity”
                                                              A Call For Volunteerism
or “problematic” firesetter; problematic cases are
referred to psycho-social professionals for professional      Throughout San Diego County we are experiencing            Burn Institute, we see skill and trait honing that comes
counseling and observation.                                   an exodus of senior firefighters, and officers from        back as a force multiplier to our agencies.
                                                              our ranks due to retirement. On the one hand,
“We try to get to these kids before what may have             congratulations to the Baby Boomers who made it            One way to get new firefighters started on the right
begun as a natural curiosity with fire becomes an                                                                        foot is during new employee orientation. Bring in your
                                                              through 30-35 years of service! Hopefully they retire
intentional act with an established pattern of behavior,”                                                                strongest advocate of the Burn Institute and provide
                                                              injury-free or at least reasonably so!
said Flores, who encourages concerned parents to                                                                         your new employees the opportunity to get involved
contact the Institute for more information about              There are a number of challenges and opportunities         early in their careers. Over time they will develop skills
the program.                                                  that co-exist with the loss of our senior personnel.       that will assist your department or district to become
While recidivism rates of between 15 and 25 percent           As the fire service leaders, fire chiefs are faced with    a stronger organization. They will exercise leadership,
are the norm, the Burn Institute’s JFS program has            succession planning. This includes clearly identifying     research, program development and implementation,
seen rates of less than 2 percent, making it one of           strengths and weaknesses of potential promotees            communications, networking, and interpersonal skills.
the most effective programs of its kind in the United         and implementing multi-year plans to complete              But most of all, they will experience what the fire
States – and an important component in reducing the           their development to be competitive, confident and         service is all about – giving back to the community and
dangerous trend.                                              competent in their new positions. We can handle this       serving others.
                                                              part of the challenge by reviewing our personnel’s
“The good news is that most of the children we see are        education, training and experience, and providing them     We need new leaders to take the place of those who have
one-time offenders,” said Flores. “They come through          with growth opportunities as a starting point.             done such a fantastic job with the Burn Institute over
our program, learn about the dangers of fire – and                                                                       the years. We also need to create organizational depth
that’s it.”                                                   However, we should not forget that there is another        so that we do not overburden those who frequently
                                                              component to succession planning and personnel             step-up, but still ensure that the Burn Institute is
                                                              development that we should factor in to our plans.         supported at the proper level to provide their essential
  What You Can Do:                                            Community Service, specifically how we will replace        services to burn victims and their families. Let’s work
  Parents and family members should educate their             some of the historic leaders of the Burn Institute’s       together to build a strong future for the Burn Institute.
  children about the dangers of playing with fire, and        programs and projects. We have a great partnership         It starts with you.
  follow some of the steps below:                             with the Burn Institute and like any partnership it
                                                              requires maintenance and replacement of personnel          Augie Ghio
    Check your child’s backpack, jackets and pants
    pockets for matches, lighters and other                   from time to time. This is a clear component of            Vice President, San Diego County Fire Chiefs’
    incendiary devices.                                       succession planning for the fire service; when we look     Association
    Talk to your children about the dangers of fire and       at the personnel development value of working with the
    what to do if caught in a fire.
    Make sure your family has a fire escape plan (visit
    www.burninstitute.org, download the Family Fire           Floros to receive the Burn Prevention Award
    Escape Plan template and customize it to
    your home).                                               James Floros, Burn Institute Executive Director/CEO, has been selected to receive the prestigious national Burn
                                                              Prevention Award from the American Burn Association, headquartered in Chicago. The honor is in recognition of
    Lock up matches and lighters especially with young
    children in the household, (see Novelty Lighter
                                                              Floros’ outstanding contribution in the field of burn prevention over his 16-year career at the Burn Institute.
    story, above).                                            “I can’t tell you what a thrill it is to be honored by the Burn Prevention Committee
    Dry ice, aerosols and common household items can          and the American Burn Association,” said Floros. “The ABA really is the center of the
    become potential fire/burn hazards. Keep on top of        universe in the burn community – and to be recognized for my work in the field of burn
    dangerous trends to protect your children. Closely        prevention by such an esteemed group is as overwhelming as it is gratifying.”
    supervise Internet use, including visits to YouTube
    and MySpace sites, where videos of kids creating          The award will be presented at the American Burn Association’s 40th Annual Meeting
    homemade bombs have become commonplace.                   held in Chicago from April 29 to May 2, 2008.




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                                                                  children the dangerous consequences of playing with fire.                                   $150
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                                                  GIFTS & TRIBUTES                                                                                                         5
President’s
Circle Members
as of February 2008




P
       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
appreciated stock. You can become a member for only
$83 a month. To learn about all the exciting annual
benefits you will receive as a President’s Circle member
contact Diane Sutherland at 858.541.2277 ext. 19 or
dsutherland@burninstitute.org.
Current Members of the President’s Circle
Mr. & Mrs. Allan Arendsee        Julianne James
Mr. & Mrs. Dick Arendsee         Chief Tracy Jarman
Samantha Barryessa               Mr. & Mrs. Warren Johnson
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Batman            Mr. Derek Jones
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Beardsley        Ms. Dolores Juditz
Mr. Randy Bixler
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Block
Mr. James Boland
Mr. Charlie Brown
                                 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kellman
                                 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Kerl
                                 James Kimbrell
                                 Mr. Jason Kimbrell
                                                                    Check Presentations
Mr. & Mrs. Earle Brucker         Loren Kramer
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Byer          Ross Larson
Ms. Robin Callaway
Mr. Vin Ciruzzi
                                 Mr. James Lockwood
                                 Margaret Lowery
                                                                    Union Bank of California
Ms. Velma Cooney                 Mr. Tony Mahavier
Mr. & Mrs. Doug Cox              Mr. & Mrs. John Mattos             In February, Union Bank of California presented the agency with funds earmarked for the Emergency Needs/
Chief & Mrs. Kevin Crawford      Mr. & Mrs. Jill McCarty            Special Assistance Fund, and for Camp Beyond the Scars. Pictured L-R: Joseph Benoit, Retail Marketing President
Battalion Chief Gary Croucher    Mr. & Mrs. Craig McClellan
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Davee          Mr. Ryan McClellan                 Union Bank of California; Shari Laughlin, V.P. UnionBanc Insurance Services, Inc; Diane Sutherland, Burn
Mr. Ted Drcar                    Chief & Mrs. Ken Miller, (ret.)    Institute Assistant Executive Director; Kathy Patoff, V.P. Foundation Officer, Union Bank of California, and
Mr. Hugh Dunklee                 Joseph Mize
Ms. Ann Elms                     Mr. & Mrs. Butch Moody             James Floros, Burn Institute Executive Director/CEO.
Battalion Chief Brian Fennessy   Mark Moothart
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Fields         Mr. & Mrs. John Nyquist
Mr. & Mrs. James Floros          Mr. & Mrs. Alfred O’Brien
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Flynn           Chief Dave Ott
Mrs. Helen Fornaca               Chief Bob Pfhol
Mr. Ralph Frame                  Dr. Michael Pierschbacher
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Free
Thomas Gardner
                                 Mrs. Dawn Robinson
                                 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Romine
                                                                    Tyco International
Chief Augie Ghio                 Mr. & Mrs. Martin Schoonderwoerd
Ms. Connie Golden                Mr. & Mrs. Allan Severson          In November, the Burn Institute received a donation
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Goldsmith      Mr. & Mrs. Lew Silverberg          from SimplexGrinnell, a subsidiary of Tyco
Mr. & Mrs. J. Allen Graham       Mr. & Mrs. John Simpson
Mr. Laury Graves                 Mr. George Staraza                 International. Pictured L-R: Greg Frankhauser,
Karen Hamilton                   Mr. & Mrs. Robert Steiner          District General Manager; Diane Sutherland, Burn
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hansen            Mr. & Mrs. Gary Sutherland
Mr. & Mrs. E. Miles Harvey       Ms. Sheri Thurman                  Institute Assistant Executive Director; Ross Larson,
Mr. Steve Hoffman                Chief Mitch Villalpando
Mr. Ron Houston                  Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Weitzen
                                                                    Operations Service Manager, and Burn Institute
Dr. Victor Jaime                 Chief Erwin Willis                 Executive Director/CEO, James Floros. Larson was
Chief & Mrs. James Hunter        Mr. & Mrs. Dick Woltman
Mr. & Mrs. Kent Humber
                                                                    named the winner of Tyco International’s Award
                                                                    for Excellence and he generously chose the Burn
                                                                    Institute as beneficiary on his behalf.
     Join the Heritage Society Today!
    The Burn Institute’s Heritage Society is for
    those who have included the Burn Institute in
    their estate plans. Membership is growing! All                                                                          Insurance Brokers and Agents
    Heritage Society members are invited to an annual
    luncheon, as well as receive other special benefits,                                                                    This check was presented at the Insurance Brokers
    as a special thank you. For more information                                                                            and Agents (IBA) of San Diego Annual Dinner last
    about the Burn Institute’s Heritage Society,                                                                            December. President of the IBA, Scott Sherman,
    please contact Diane Sutherland at dsutherland@                                                                         presented the donation to Burn Institute Assistant
    burninstitute.org or 858.541.2277 ext. 19.                                                                              Executive Director, Diane Sutherland. Funds were
                                                                                                                            raised at the group’s annual Holiday Luncheon.


    The Jerry and Carolyn Davee Fund
    While Burn Institute events and community
    outreach programs help the organization to raise
    awareness of the work we do, it is the Jerry &
    Carolyn Davee Fund that specifically targets the
    funding of Burn Survivor Support programs. Jerry                SDG&E Customer Service
    Davee is a burn survivor and Chairman of the
    Board for the Burn Institute. Since his accident                Field Department
    more than 30 years ago, he and his wife, Carolyn,
                                                                    In January, the SDG&E Customer Service Field
    have devoted their lives to support the programs
    of the organization. Their endowment will provide
                                                                    Department presented the Burn Institute with
    much-needed funding, in perpetuity – to help                    a donation. Pictured L-R: Paul Crimi; Burn
    burn survivors at a time when they need it most.                Institute Executive Director/CEO, James Floros;
    With an initial goal of $1 million, the endowment               Burn Institute Board Member, Jim Boland, and
    has reached more than $600,000 in gifts and                     Jose Rivera.
    pledges. Should you wish to make a gift to the
    endowment, please contact Diane Sutherland at
    858.541.2277 ext. 19 or email her at
    dsutherland@burninstitute.org




            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.
GI F T S & T R I B U T E S                                                                                                                                   BURN INST IT UT E BE ACON
6                BURN SUPPORT
Davee Scholarships
Amanda Lynn Cummings of Jamul, California is               Merlyn Ameily Ayala Garcia was severely burned
currently attending Cuyamaca College and would like        while driving a school bus in September 2006. Garcia’s
to work in the medical field of Genetics. Her goal is to   bus collided with a semi-truck that had stopped on
transfer to the University of San Diego or Penn State.     the freeway. Though she attempted to veer around the
Cummings is a burn survivor who, at the age of 6, fell     truck, the two collided and an explosion ignited a fire
into a fire pit. She has faced many challenges in her      in the bus’s engine. Garcia was trapped and sustained
young life, including isolation and guilt.                 burns on her legs and feet. All of the toes on her right
                                                           foot had to be amputated.
In accepting her scholarship at a recent Burn Institute
Board Meeting, Amanda gave a moving speech: “In,           Despite the horrific event and painful rehabilitation,
April it will be 14 years since my accident. Many          Garcia maintains a positive attitude and carries a big
people say that my accident was tragic. However, I am      smile with her wherever she travels. “My scars inside
proud to be a burn “survivor” not a victim. If I wasn’t    and out make me remember who I am,” she has said.
burned, I wouldn’t have met the people I know today.
I wouldn’t be here standing in front of you, with weak     Garcia continues to work for the San Diego Unified
knees and clammy hands. Lastly, I wouldn’t have the
confidence to stand in front of you with the confidence
                                                           School District. She is married with two daughters and
                                                           cares for her disabled mother. She was continuing her
                                                           college education when the accident occurred. Her goal
                                                                                                                                     Holiday Party 2008
to look every one of you in the eyes. I have many people
                                                           is to earn a Master’s in Business Administration.


                                                                                                                                     I
to thank. Dana, for first telling me about the Davee                                                                                      t was a packed house at the Holiday Celebration
scholarship. To the people, who wrote my letters for       “Finishing my college career will make me feel                                 for Burn Survivors December 12th at the Sheraton
recommendation. Most importantly, Mr. and Mrs.             complete,” said Garcia. “It will make me scream with                           Hotel, Mission Valley. The annual party was co-
Davee for their generous gift. And lastly, to my mother,   happiness that everything is possible if you put your                     hosted by the UCSD Regional Burn Center and the
for putting up with me through thick and thin.”            mind to it…”                                                              Burn Institute, and included a cookie-decorating station,
A camper at Camp Beyond the Scars for 11 years,                                                                                      a tasty dinner and entertainment by Jose “Memo” Vega
                                                                                                                                     (a fellow burn survivor), and his dance troop.
Amanda recently became a Counselor-In-Training
where she is able to provide positive support, teach
                                                           “The top of the mountain does not
                                                                                                                                     The night was capped-off with a dramatic entrance by
coping skills and share her experience with fellow burn    belong to just anyone, but to the                                         Santa Claus on a bright red City of San Diego Fire-
survivors. “Amanda is a wonderful role model at burn
camp,” said Camp Counselor, Paula Wernecke.                ones who climb it and conquer.”                                           Rescue Department fire engine. As the truck blew its
                                                                                                                                     horn and rounded the entrance to the hotel, hundreds
                                                                                                                                     of rosy-cheeked youngsters wildly clapped and waved
                                                                                                                                     to Santa, who listened to wishes and handed out
                                                                                                                                     goodies later that evening. More than 400 friends and
                                                                                                                                     family attended the party, 250 of whom were child and
                                                                                                                                     adult burn survivors.




                                                                                                                                     Christmas for
                                                                                                                                     Burn Survivors
                                                                                                                                     Fire Service Delivers Holiday
                                                                                                                                     Cheer to Young Burn Survivors

                                                                                                                                     M
                                                                                                                                                iramar Fire Department (MCAS),
                                                                                                                                                generously sponsored burn survivor, Carlos,
                                                                                                                                                and his family for the holidays. Four
                                                              Yes! I want to learn more about the Burn Institute
                                                                                                                                     additional young burn survivors and their families
                                                              ___ Please send me information on planned giving                       were sponsored as well, with a total of 25 children
                                                              ___ Please send me information on available programs and services
                                                                                                                                     participating in holiday cheer. The firefighters shopped
                                                                                                                Clip & Mail




                                                                                                                                     and wrapped the gifts themselves. To top it all off, gifts
                                                              ___ I am interested in becoming a Burn Institute volunteer             were delivered via a shiny, red fire engine! Additional
                                                              ___ I am interested in joining the Burn Institute Auxiliary            sponsors were: Morse Senior High School, Starbucks,
                                                                                                                                     Leann Cortimiglia of UCSD Regional Burn Center,
                                                              ___ I would like to support the important work of the Burn Institute
                                                                                                                                     Seeley Fire Department, Jason Kimbrell and
                                                                  Enclosed is my tax-deductible gift of $ _____________________      Jim Leckliter.

                                                                  Credit Card # ______________________ Exp. Date____________
                                                                  ❍ Visa ❍ MC ❍ Discover


Young Adult Retreat                                           Contact Information

in Georgia January 25-27, 2008                                NAME _____________________________________________________

                                                              ADDRESS __________________________________________________




T
                                                              CITY _______________________ STATE ______ ZIP _______________
         he Burn Institute sent four young adult burn
                                                              PHONE (__________) ________________________________________
         survivors (Jose “Memo” Vega, Diana Medina,
         Yadira Ihmud and Wilbur Barbee) to the Georgia       E-MAIL ____________________________________________________
Firefighters’ Burn Foundation’s Young Adult Retreat,
“Beyond Survival” in Covington, Georgia. Also                 Clip and Mail to: Burn Institute
attending on behalf of the Burn Institute were Jason                            8825 Aero Dr., #200
Kimbrell and Tony Arballo. Cindy Rutter (far right) is a                        San Diego, CA 92123
Burn Survivor from San Diego, a member of the Burn
Institute Advisory Board and was Support group                                                                                        Seely Fire Department made a family’s holiday brighter with gifts
                                                                                                                                      and brand new bicycles! Firefighters even helped the young ones
facilitator during the weekend retreat.                                                                                               learn to ride for the first time. All of the children in this family are
                                                                                                                                      burn survivors.




SPRING 2008                                                                                                                                                                       BURN INST IT UT E BE ACON
                                                                              BURN SUPPORT                                                                                                                         7
                                                                                                                                                       WINTER CAMP 2008 –
                                                                                                                                                       A Very Special Thank You
                                                                                                                                                       Arrowhead Regional               Temecula Dance Studio
                                                                                                                                                       Burn Center
                                                                                                                                                                                        UCSD Regional Burn Center
                                                                                                                                                       Assistance League of
                                                                                                                                                                                        Winter Camp Planning
                                                                                                                                                       Riverside-Firehouse Auxiliary
                                                                                                                                                                                        Committee
                                                                                                                                                       Big Bear City Fire Department
                                                                                                                                                                                        Michael Alberts – Volunteer in
                                                                                                                                                       Big Bear Mountain Resort         Counselor Committee

                                                                                                                                                       Big Bear Snow Play               Christina Brady – Lead Female
                                                                                                                                                                                        Counselor
                                                                                                                                                       Burn Institute Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                        Fernando Cardona – Lead Male
                                                                                                                                                       CDF Firefighters
                                                                                                                                                                                        Counselor
                                                                                                                                                       Corona Fire Department
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dana Carnduff – Camp
                                                                                                                                                       Crossroads Community Church      Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                       Cubic Corporation                Dennis Ellison – Supply
                                                                                                                                                                                        Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                       John DeYoe – Videography
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mindy Gerbitz –Volunteer in
                                                                                                                                                       Dragon Alliance                  Support
                                                                                                                                                       Eagle Design Productions         Jason Kimbrell – Volunteer in
                                                                                                                                                                                        Activities
                                                                                                                                                       Edward G. Hirschman Burn
                                                                                                                                                       Center at Arrowhead Regional     Dustin Kuhn – Activities
The entire crew posed for this year’s Camp Beyond the Scars group photo. Camp was held Feb 15-18, 2008 at Big Bear Lake, California.
                                                                                                                                                       Medical Center                   Committee


Camp Beyond the Scars – Winter 2008
                                                                                                                                                       Fender Museum “Kids              Tim Luna – Director
                                                                                                                                                       Rock Free”
                                                                                                                                                                                        Adrian Martinez – Medical
                                                                                                                                                       Grossmont Healthcare District    Director
Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of San Diego                                                                                                                 Imperial County United Way       Roger Noon – Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                        Director



W
                                                                                                                                                       Instant Imprints
           inter Camp beyond the Scars got started                           “It was hard to tell who was having more fun,” said                                                        Brett Panceroff – Volunteer in
                                                                                                                                                       Jason Kimbrell
           with an unexpected snow storm as Camp                             Stansberry of the energetic evening. “The band really                                                      Activities
           Director Tim Luna, Co-Camp Director                               enjoyed seeing the campers having such a good time                        Jen Z Photography
                                                                                                                                                                                        Jason Roltson – Volunteer in
Roger Noon and Camp Coordinator Dana Carnduff                                out there.”                                                               Bud Korn – Photography           Activities
and others arrived a day early to prepare.                                                                                                             Robin Lackie                     Ron Rondero – Volunteer in
                                                                             BI-IE Board President David Waltemeyer may have                                                            Transportation
Burn Institute-San Diego Executive Director,                                 demonstrated the most courage of the old school rock                      Legacy Quilt Guild
                                                                                                                                                                                        Gary Stansberry – Burn
James Floros, joined Burn Institute-Inland Empire                            and rollers as he took a turn in the “mosh pit” being                     MFM Enterprises, Inc of San
                                                                                                                                                                                        Institute Inland Empire
Executive Director, Gary Stansberry, to welcome                              passed high above the crowd from hand to hand. The                        Diego, CA
                                                                                                                                                                                        Director
staff, volunteers and campers as they began arriving                         crowd of campers and staff even passed “Big John”                         Miramar Fire Department
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mike Thompson –
                                                                                                                                                       (MCAS)
early Friday, Feb. 15. Camp Activity Director, Jason                         along – an amazing feat of strength, possibly fueled by                                                    Transportation Director
Kimbrell and the Camp Committee had prepared an                              the excitement of the moment.                                             Moonridge Animal Park
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mark Wilde –Volunteer in
exciting plan of activities starting with a visit from                                                                                                 NAEIR                            Transportation
Paw Pals Assistance Dogs. The dogs were a warm                               At the closing ceremony, a new tradition took hold.
                                                                                                                                                       Native Daughters of the
and friendly welcome for anxious campers – but the                           Staff and volunteers formed a gauntlet for campers to
                                                                                                                                                       Golden West Foundation
                                                                             pass through, allowing everyone to say goodbye to one                                                      Medical Staff: Ann Malo
snow was in abundance, adventure awaited, and new                                                                                                      Paw-Pals Assistance Dogs         (UCSD), Sherry Owens
friends would soon be made.                                                  another. It was an emotional and inspiring ending, as                                                      (Arrowhead), Julie Carson
                                                                             kids, staff and volunteers vowed to see each other again                  Pechanga Fire Department         (Arrowhead) and Francisca
The campers enjoyed a variety of outdoor snow                                at summer camp. Having run the gauntlet of hugs, each                                                      Sanchez (Arrowhead)
                                                                                                                                                       Presbyterian Conference
activities on the nearby slopes. One camper,                                 camper received an “old school” I-Pod Shuffle so they                     Center of Big Bear Lake

Isidro, while still visibly affected by recent injuries,                     could take something fun back home with them.                             Press-Enterprise                 San Diego Lead:
was particularly courageous as he insisted on                                                                                                          Riverside City Fire Department   James Floros, Burn Institute
taking eight trips down the tubing slopes. Other                             The I-Pods were made available through a generous
                                                                                                                                                                                        Executive Director
                                                                             donation by Vons. Additional devices will be donated                      Cindy Rutter-Camp Burn
activities that were a big hit with the campers                                                                                                        Survivor Support                 Ann Malo, UCSD Regional
included a presentation and visit from the local                             to the Edward G. Hirschman Burn Unit at Arrowhead
                                                                                                                                                                                        Burn Center
                                                                             Regional Medical Center to assist with pain management.                   San Diego Fire and Rescue
Moonridge Animal Park and the City of Big Bear                                                                                                         Department                       Cindy Rutter – Burn Survivor
Fire Department.                                                                                                                                       San Diego Kiwanis Club
                                                                                                                                                                                        Support

                                                                                                                                                                                        Mark Waters, San Diego Fire
Sunday’s activities proved to be the overwhelming                                                                                                      Sundance Stage Line, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                        an Rescue Department
favorites as the college youth of Crossroads                                                                                                           Sun Diego Car Rental
Community Church presented an indoor carnival                                                                                                          Sundt Foundation
of fun complete with clowns, games and prizes. As
the carnival came to a close, the stage was set for the
Fender Guitar Museum’s “Kids Rock Free” rock band
to bring down the house – and they did.




                                                                                                                                                                          August 4-10, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                          Summer Camp
                                                                                                                                                               at Oakbridge Camp, Ramona CA
                                                                                                                                                        For more information, contact Dana Carnduff:
                                                                                                                                                                  858.541.2277, Ext. 14


Campers Melissa Valencia (left), and Diana Medina (right), flank              Camper Cristian Gamboa gets to shred with his sled at Winter Camp ‘08.
San Diego firefighter and Camp Counselor, Jamie Nichols.



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8                EVENTS



                                                                                                                             Chairman of the Board Jerry Davee and his wife, Carolyn.




                                                                                        The Bill Magee Blues Band Performs   Board Member, Chief Dave Ott and Nancy Ott.



Share Your Heart 2008
Baubles, Blues & Bidding, New-Orleans-Style


O
          n Saturday, February 9, the Burn Institute and      was in the air all night long. Auctioneer Bill Menish
          nearly 400 of its closest friends gathered at the   skillfully worked the crowd into a bidding frenzy as
          House of Blues, San Diego. This exciting new        he moved among the colorful silent auction tables,
venue was the perfect location for the 16th Annual San        displaying over 70 lots of donated items and services.
Diego County Credit Union Share Your Heart Mardi
                                                              When the evening was over, the Burn Institute                  Board Member, Chief Mitch Villalpando and his wife, Elaine.
Gras Party. The redesigned event, organized by the Burn       Auxiliary event had raised nearly $70,000 for the
Institute Auxiliary, was great fun for its guests, dressed    important work of the Burn Institute.
in colorful beads and finery – and reached a new level of
fundraising success for the agency.                           Next year’s event is tentatively planned for February 28,
                                                              2009. Please call Rick Ochocki, Burn Institute Special
Kimberly Hunt generously donated her talent as the
evening’s emcee. The crowd enjoyed fantastic Southern-
                                                              Events Manager, at 858.541.2277, ext. 20, if you’d like to
                                                              join the event committee and help organize this high-
                                                                                                                                 SAVE T HE DAT E!
themed cuisine and beverages, while being entertained         energy event.
by the Bill Magee Blues Band, who rocked the house
with their authentic New Orleans-style blues.                                                                                    35th Annual Spirit of Courage
With a live auction featuring such crowd-pleasers as a
                                                                                                                                 Awards Banquet
trip to New Orleans, a Nile River Rafting Adventure,                                                                             Thursday, May 22, 2008
and tickets donated by Alaska Airlines – excitement                                                                              Hyatt Regency La Jolla – Aventine Ballroom

                                                                                                                                 For sponsorship information, contact
                                                                                                                                 Diane Sutherland 858.541.2277, Ext. 19
                                                                                                                                 dsutherland@burninstitute.org.
Fire on the Fairways
Despite Wildfires and Setbacks, Tournament Successfully Tees-Off
On Monday, December 10, 2007, Riverwalk Golf Club hosted
the third annual Fire on the Fairways Golf Tournament to
benefit the Burn Institute. This final special event of the
calendar year had been postponed from October 22 due to
the devastating 2007 wildfires, which diverted the firefighter/
golfers from the manicured greens to the front lines of
the disaster.
At the rescheduled tournament, more than 200 golfers teed off on all three nines under sunny skies. Throughout
the day, golfers enjoyed donated food from the House of Blues San Diego, Shakespeare Pub, California Pizza
Kitchen and Hotcha Salsa. Complimentary beverages were provided courtesy of Monster and San Diego-based
Firehouse Brewing.
A heartfelt thank you to Emcee/Auctioneer Bill Menish, whose energetic performance capped off the day’s
boisterous award banquet, silent and live auctions and “Green Jacket” trophy presentation. The event, presented by
the Fire Fighters Advisory Council to the Burn Institute, brought in almost $23,000 for the Burn Institute. This
event was made possible by generous sponsors Sycuan and FIRE-ETC.




SPRING 2008                                                                                                                                                            BURN INST IT UT E BE ACON
                                                                                                                                               EVENTS                                              9

                                                                                                                                                    Firefighter Night
                                                                                                                                                    at the Padres
                                                                                                                                                    Presented by Sycuan, May 10, 2008
                                                                                                                                                    Cheer the Padres and support the Burn Institute on
                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, May 10, as they take on the Colorado Rockies
                                                                                                                                                    at Petco Park. Pregame ceremonies honoring local
                                                                                                                                                    fire service will begin at 6:40 p.m., which will include
                                                                                                                                                    firefighters lining the first and third base paths, a
                                                                                                                                                    firefighter video tribute on the Padre Vision Screen and
                                                                                                                                                    young burn survivor Carlos Quintana, featured as the
                                                                                                                                                    “Play Ball” kid. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and every
                                                                                                                                                    fan in attendance will receive a free T-shirt! Tickets
                                                                                                                                                    for this special night are available for $15 each at the
                                                                                                                                                    Burn Institute.
                                                                                                                                                    Hosted by the San Diego- Imperial County Firefighters
                                                                                                                                                    Advisory Council to the Burn Institute, this event
                                                                                                                                                    promotes awareness of burn injury and burn/fire
                                                                                                                                                    prevention. A portion of the proceeds will help fund
                                                                                                                                                    Burn Institute programs & services.
                                                                                                                                                    To order tickets or for more information, contact Linda
                                                                                                                                                    Van Wickel at 858.541.2277, ext. 12. Hurry, supplies
                                                                                                                                                    are limited!




(Left to Right) Jeff Chumbley, Honorary Chair and Carlsbad Firefighter/ Paramedic; Burn Survivor Carlos Quintana and Padre Great, Trevor Hoffman.
                                                                                                                                                      Swimming for Survivors
                                                                                                                                                       This summer, Becky
                                                                                                                                                       Jackman will introduce

“Give Burns the Boot”-                                                             “The fire service really is the
                                                                                   backbone of this organization.
                                                                                                                                                       Finland to the Burn
                                                                                                                                                       Institute, when she
                                                                                                                                                       adopts the organization

Firefighter Boot Drive                                                             Working as a team, we can
                                                                                                                                                       as the beneficiary of her
                                                                                                                                                       50-mile benefit swim.
                                                                                                                                                       By all accounts, this
Presented by Sycuan, May 7, 2008                                                   better serve our community.”                                        particular swim has never
                                                                                                                                                       been accomplished.
                                                                                                                                                       Jackman is a marathon swimmer from La Mesa,


W
           hat began nine years ago as a grassroots effort                   can be attributed to the energy and support from                          California who has made her mark in the sport
           backed by the fire service, the “Give Burns                       local fire service. “It really makes me proud to see that                 with several long-distance swims, including
           the Boot” Countywide Firefighter Boot Drive                       synergy between various agencies and ourselves,” said                     the Catalina Channel (23 miles), the English
has become a hallmark fundraiser for the Burn Institute,                     Floros. “The fire service really is the backbone of this                  Channel (26 miles), and Manhattan Island
raising more than $216,000 for the organization in 2007.                     organization. Working as a team, we can better serve                      (28.5 miles).
                                                                             our community.”
Each year, hundreds of uniformed firefighters from fire                                                                                                Her August attempt across the Gulf of Finland,
departments all over San Diego County come together                          Proceeds benefit Burn Institute fire and burn                             which would nearly double her longest swim,
for a common goal, hopping aboard their engines to                           prevention education programs and burn survivor                           is set to begin in Tallinn, Estonia and end in
meet at locations within their communities to collect                        support programs such as Camp Beyond the Scars                            Helsinki, Finland to the north. Jackman holds a
donations in their boots during the morning and                              for burn-injured children. All of the money raised                        1997 National Championship title and teaches
                                                                             through the Boot Drive stays in San Diego County.                         swimming to tri-athletes.
evening commutes. And each year passing motorists
generously help to fill those boots with their spare
                                                                             Last year, 30 departments participated in the
change – ones, fives, twenties – even $100 bills.
                                                                             fundraiser, which was the agency’s best ever. As
Sponsored by the San Diego – Imperial County Fire                            always, the top fire department in each region will
Fighters Advisory Council to the Burn Institute and the                      win a highly-coveted bronze Boot Drive trophy.
San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association, the event
                                                                             Look for firefighters in and around San Diego
is not only the agency’s largest one-day fundraiser, but
                                                                             County, as they take to the streets for Burn Institute’s
it illustrates the close relationship that has developed
                                                                             annual “Give Burns the Boot” Boot Drive. For more
between the Burn Institute and the fire service.
                                                                             information, contact Rick Ochocki 858.541.2277
“The Boot Drive has become one of the Institute’s most                       ext. 20.
successful events,” said James Floros, Burn Institute
Executive Director/CEO, adding that the past success




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10 VOLUNTEERS
                                                                                                              2008 EVENT CALENDAR



                                                                                                          MAY
                                                                                                            “Give Burns The Boot”
                                                                                                            Firefighter Boot Drive
                                                                                                            Wednesday, May 7
                                                                                                            Presented by Sycuan
                                                                                                            Join firefighters throughout San Diego
                                                                                                            County during morning / evening
                  Tony Arballo                                                                              commutes, as they raise funds in
                                                           Volunteer Opportunities
   Volunteer Spotlight                                     Smoke Alarm Installations
                                                                                                            support of Burn Institute programs
                                                                                                            & services.
Tony Arballo is a volunteer force beyond compare,          Individual volunteers and employee-              Firefighter Night at the Padres
according to Burn Institute staff members – especially     based volunteer groups are needed to             Saturday, May 10
after February’s Winter Camp Beyond the Scars. In          install smoke alarms within the county           Presented by Sycuan
February, Arballo kicked his volunteerism into high        of San Diego. Teams of volunteers                Petco Park, Downtown San Diego
gear when he came to the rescue, helping stranded          are regularly scheduled to install the           Padres at Colorado Rockies – 7:05
campers get from the airport to Winter Camp on time.       alarms for seniors who own their own             p.m.; Support your fire service while
“He met us at the rental place to pick up and drive        homes and are at least 65 years old.             benefitting the Burn Institute. All fans
one of the vans on Thursday,” said a grateful Kathleen     Spend a few hours a month making your            in attendance will receive a free T-shirt.
Frampton, Director of Volunteer Services. “Tony picked     community safer.                                 Special game tickets are available at
two kids up from the airport at two different times of                                                      the Burn Institute.
                                                           To volunteer, please contact Kathleen
the day.”                                                  Frampton at 858.541.2277 ext. 11 or              35th Annual Spirit of Courage
As if that weren’t enough, Arballo drove one of the        email kframpton@burninstitute.org.               Awards Banquet
rental vans up the mountain, stayed to work as Camp
                                                           To schedule a smoke alarm installation,
                                                                                                            Thursday, May 22, 2008
Counselor, and got a final camper to the airport in                                                         Hyatt Regency, La Jolla
                                                           qualified seniors may contact Eric
time for his flight back home.                                                                              Aventine Ballroom
                                                           Stevens at 858.541.2277 ext. 15 or email
                                                                                                            Tickets: $100 each;
Support Services Coordinator, Dana Carnduff, is            estevens@burninstitute.org.
                                                                                                            Sponsorships available
equally appreciative.
Arballo not only made for a “smooth ride” while
working at camp, but recently filled-in for Carnduff
when she was unable to attend a Burn Support event
in Atlanta. “Tony went to the Georgia Young Adult
Retreat as a Burn Institute representative on my
behalf,” she said. “He is awesome!”                       S AV E TH E D ATE !

                                                                                                          JULY
Arballo routinely volunteers to install smoke detectors
for seniors and often lends a hand at various Burn
Institute events. He is currently working with Carnduff
in launching the agency’s new Mentoring Program.
                                                          Broadway-West                                     The Viejas 2008 Fire Expo
                                                          A Fundraiser & A Fun Night Out                    Presented by FIRE-ETC
The Burn Institute staff thanks Tony Arballo for his
                                                                                                            Saturday, July 19
time and dedication to the agency. He and others like     Come out and enjoy the arts, while
                                                                                                            Qualcomm Stadium
him are helping to make a difference in the lives of      supporting a worthy cause! “Broadway-West”        11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1 p.m. Burn Run
burn survivors every day.                                 is a unique production that will offer dinner     Parade. FREE ADMISSION – Bring the
For more information about volunteering, call Kathleen    and a show with performers from Starlight         whole family!
Frampton at 858.541.2277 ext. 11 or email                 and the Senior Follies, and music from
kframpton@burninstitute.org.                              Broadway shows and featuring music from           The Viejas 2008
                                                          shows originated here in San Diego before         Firefighter Combat Challenge
                                                          going on to – hence the “Broadway – West”         (Held in conjunction with the Fire Expo)
   Burn Institute Auxiliary                               title. Produced by the Christian Community        Saturday, July 19
                                                          Theatre group and directed by Roxanne             Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
   If you have team spirit
   and lots of energy, then
                                                          Fulkerson. Organized by the Thursday Club,
                                                          proceeds from the event will benefit the


                                                                                                          AUG
   you have what it takes to
   become a member of the                                 Burn Institute.
   Burn Institute Auxiliary.
   Meet new people and                                    Thursday, May 29, 2008                            Camp Beyond the Scars
   make friends, while you
                                                                                                            August 4-10, 2008
   help to plan exciting                                  Lunch & Show – $50
                                                                                                            Oakbridge Camp, Ramona
   events, such as the annual
   Share Your Heart Mardi                                 Thursday, May 29 & Friday, May 30
   Gras Party, which will be
   held at the House of Blues                             Dinner & Show – $75
   on Feb. 28, 2009. Meetings are held monthly and
   annual dues are only $25. Giving back not only         Thursday Clubhouse
   feels great, but volunteerism is one of the best
   ways to make a difference in your community. So
                                                          1224 Santa Barbara St.
   come aboard and join the Burn Institute team!          San Diego 92107
   To learn more about this exciting program,             For Tickets/Information, call:
   contact Director of Volunteer Services Kathleen                                                         For more information, call 858.541.2277
   Frampton at 858.541.2277 ext. 11 / kframpton@          619.223-1359                                     or visit us online at www.burninstitute.org.
   burninstitute.org.




SPRING 2008
                                                                                   Will send one burn-injured child to summer
                                                                                         Camp Beyond the Scars for one week.              $700      VOL UNT E E RS
                                    REGIONAL UPDATES 11
Spirit of Courage
O
         n Friday, March 7, 2008 Burn Institute-Inland       church youth group van that had been struck head-on
         Empire held their 4th annual Spirit of Courage      in a horrific collision that claimed the lives of four.
         Awards Banquet with attendance exceeding            The van and youth group from the First Presbyterian
300. The event took place at the main ballroom of the        Church of Upland was returning home after a week
Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula California            of serving the community of Bishop California.
and honored award recipients for their acts of courage       Those honored included Mathew Borger, one of the
to save the life of another.                                 youth in the van who assisted others by cutting seat
                                                             belts to facilitate their escape from death; off-duty
Recipients included Mike Diss who rescued his                Battalion Chief Dave Shoemaker and his wife Denise;
neighbor from a burning home; Keith Alexander                Terry and Clare Abbott; Eric Lune and Al Ordway.
and George Lightburn who, during a fishing trip,             All but Mathew were at the scene by happenstance
saved a woman from a car fire; John Happ and John            and responded courageously while saving the lives of
Ontiveros, two electricians from Southern California         total strangers.
Edison that saved co-workers during a flash-over
incident that caused severe electrical burns; Dave           Special congratulations were offered to James Floros,
Peterson, a firefighter that was returning home from         Executive Director/CEO of the Burn Institute-San
his shift when he pulled a trapped driver from a             Diego. Floros was selected to receive the 2008 Burn
burning vehicle fire; the Strike Team 6003A Members          Prevention Award from the American Burn Association
of the Riverside Unit of Cal-Fire who left the safety and    in Chicago.
comfort of their homes to provide exceptional service
during the Harris Fire in south San Diego County.
Perhaps the most moving moment of the evening was
when seven others were honored for their efforts to
save the lives of several passengers within a burning




Fire Ball Lights up the Night                                                                                           December Golf
                                                                                                                        Tournament
M
          ore than 300 people in the Imperial Valley        Michael J. Lutz, Yuma
          enjoyed a Hot Time at Fire Ball 2008 – the        Proving Ground Fire
          Ninth Annual Dinner, Dance, Auction,              Department. These                                           Hole-in-One for Campers
Casino fun and Tribute to the Fire Service held at the      brave firefighters
Barbara Worth Resort on Friday, April 4, 2008.              were recognized for


                                                                                                                        T
                                                            actions beyond the                                                  he morning frost of
The generous contribution of title sponsor Viejas           ordinary call of duty                                               Dec. 14, 2007 gave
Enterprises helped the event reach an all-time high         in the community, and                                               way to a beautiful
gross of nearly $23,000. Presenting sponsor FIRE-ETC,       received a standing                                         sun-filled day of golfing for
Associate Sponsor Wireless Infrastructure and Casino        ovation from the                                            participants of the Burn
Sponsor Burgers & Beer, added to the funds raised to        assembled guests. Each honoree took home a special          Institute-Inland Empire’s
serve programs in the Imperial Valley.                      plaque donated by Brawley Sports and Award.                 Send a Kid to Camp Golf
The emotional highlight of the evening was the              Michael Anderson was given the Burn Institute’s 2008        Tournament held at the
presentation of the Exceptional Service Award to            Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated volunteer     Sierra Lakes Golf Club
nominees from 10 area Fire Departments: Rodger              commitment to the Burn Institute and Fire Ball. His         in Fontana.
Smith, Brawley Fire Department; Mark Beach, Carlos          tribute was enhanced with the presentation of an            Tempting golfers was the big prize: A 2008 Honda
Estrada & Miguel Estrada, Calipatria State Prison           autographed Trevor Hoffman baseball to a die-hard San       Accord EX for a hole-in-one contest, donated by Honda
Fire Department; Eduardo Medina, Centinela State            Diego Padres Fan.                                           Autos of Corona. Though no golfers drove home in the
Prison Fire Department; Edward Harris, City of
                                                            The Burn Institute thanks Sylvia Elias Preciado for her     new car, one player walked away with a new set of Ben
Yuma Fire Department; Jim Payne, El Centro Fire
                                                            wonderful work as emcee, and Dr. Victor Jaime who           Hogan irons for his hole-in-one on the 13th – a 9 iron
Department; Cisco Flores, Holtville Fire Department;
                                                            shared presenter duties with James Floros, Burn             shot of 165 yards straight to the pin. Battalion Chief
Alfredo Estrada, Imperial County Fire Department;
                                                            Institute Executive Director/CEO. Most of all, we           Bill Roth hit his first ever hole-in-one after 20+ years
Arthur G. Chavez, Jr., Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
                                                            appreciate the heartfelt generosity of all the guests who   of golfing to take home a major tournament prize.
Fire Department, Paul Vigeant Winterhaven Fire
                                                            made this special Imperial Valley event the Burn            Bill and his teammates from the City of Hemet Fire
Protection District and Leonard R. Haile, Scott C.
                                                            Institute’s best ever.                                      Department also took 2nd place over-all.
Wilson, Trevor W. Richardson, Tyler R. Hudson and
                                                                                                                        On hand was Burn Institute Executive Director/
                                                                                                                        CEO, James Floros, who had high praise for the Sierra
                                                                                                                        Lakes Golf Club and its amenities. Designed by Ted
                                                                                                                        Robinson, the course sits at the base of the picturesque
                                                                                                                        snowcapped San Bernardino Mountains, east of
                                                                                                                        Los Angeles.
                                                                                                                        The biggest winners of the day were the kids – proceeds
                                                                                                                        helped to send young burn survivors to the Burn
                                                                                                                        Institute-Inland Empire’s Winter Camp Beyond the
                                                                                                                        Scars, which was held in February 2008.
                                                                                                                        Gary Stansberry, Executive Director for Burn Institute-
                                                                                                                        Inland Empire, was pleased with the outcome and
                                                                                                                        thanked the players for their involvement. “Despite a
                                                                                                                        few last-minute changes, the tournament was a
                                                                                                                        successful start for long-term involvement at Sierra
                                                                                                                        Lakes,” adding that though the car wasn’t claimed this
                                                                                                                        time around, “I have high hopes one of our supporters
                                                                                                                        will win even bigger at the next tournament.”




BURN N A L P O R T E S
RE GI O S U P U P D AT                                                                                                                                    BURN INST IT UT E BE ACON
12 PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Programs and
Services                                                      Beacon Bits                                                       You are reading the Spring 2008 issue of
                                                                                                                                the Burn Institute Beacon. Please don’t
                                                                                                                                throw this newsletter away! Pass it along
Fire and Burn Prevention Education                              The Burn Institute Board of Directors would
                                                                like to welcome new Board Member,
                                                                                                                                to a friend. If you know someone who
• Burni the Dragon’s Preschool Curriculum Guide                                                                                 would like to receive this publication,
                                                                Dale Ganzow.
• Fire and Burn Prevention, Fire, Burns & You                                                                                   would like to be removed from our mailing
  Curriculum Guide                                              A warm welcome to Eric Stevens, Community                       list, or if you have an address change,
• Firesafe Kids Interactive Program K-3                         Outreach Specialist / Juvenile Firesetter                       please e-mail kframpton@burninstitute.org.
• It’s Your Choice: Stop Fires and Burns                        Interventionist. Among his many duties, Eric
• Burns are Serious Business                                    is in charge of our First Responder, and Senior
• Child Care Burn Prevention                                    Safety & Smoke Alarm Programs.
• Juvenile Fire Setter Program
• Senior Fire Safety & Smoke Alarm Program                      A warm welcome to Reyna Doerr,
• First Responder Smoke Alarm Program                           Development Assistant, who joined the Burn                                                 Staff
• Wildfire Program                                              Institute family in April.
                                                                                                                                                     James A. Floros
• Fire Safety Training Program (Nominal Fee)                                                                                                       Executive Director/
                                                                The issue of Juvenile Firesetting takes center                                    Chief Executive Officer
Burn Research                                                   stage during Arson Awareness Week,
                                                                May 4-10, 2008. The theme is “Toylike                                               Diane Sutherland
• Funding Vital Burn Research and Treatment                     Lighters – Playing with Fire”.                                                 Assistant Executive Director/
                                                                                                                                                 Chief Operating Officer

Burn Survivor Support                                           Over the holidays, the Burn Institute                                               Diane Sparacino
• Camp Beyond The Scars for Burn-Injured Children               partnered with KYXY 96.5 and SDG&E/                                            Director of Communications

• Retreat For Adult Burn Survivors                              Sempra for a Winter Safety Campaign, which                                          Linda Van Wickel
• School Re-Entry Program                                       included informational Podcasts, fire/burn                                          Executive Assistant
• Emergency Needs Fund                                          prevention facts posted on the station’s
                                                                website, a coloring contest for kids and safety                                       Dana Carnduff
• Special Assistance Fund                                                                                                                     Support Services Coordinator/
                                                                tips played over the airwaves.
• Scholarship Program                                                                                                                       Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist
• Adult Support Group                                           In the aftermath of the 2007 Wildfires, former                                        Reyna Doerr
• Holiday Party                                                 San Diego Padre and sports artist, Gene                                           Development Assistant
• Special Outings                                               Locklear, felt compelled to commemorate                                                 Aida Flores
                                                                local firefighters. A limited number of posters                               Director of Program Services/
Community Service                                               from his original work, “San Diego Heroes,”                                 Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist
• Spirit of Courage Awards Banquet                              are available to the public for a suggested
                                                                donation of $20 each. Contributions will be                                        Kathleen Frampton
• Fire and Burn Prevention Literature                                                                                                         Director of Volunteer Services
                                                                equally divided between the Burn Institute’s
• Public Service Announcements
                                                                Emergency Needs Fund and to assist                                                      Art Garcia
• Speakers Bureau                                               firefighters who lost their homes in the recent                              Community Outreach Specialist/
                                                                wildfires. To purchase a poster, please call the                            Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist
                                                                                                                                                     (Imperial Valley)
                                                                Burn Institute at 858.541.2277.
                                                                                                                                                    Christina Lesniak
 i   Program Highlight
                                                                                                                                                 Development Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                     Rick Ochocki
                                                                                                                                                 Special Events Manager
     Senior Fire Safety &
     Smoke Alarm Program                                    ADULT RETREAT COMING SOON!                                                            Vicki Schoonderwoerd
                                                                                                                                                      Office Manager
     If you are 65 years or older, own your own             The next Adult Retreat for Burn Survivors is
     home, and do not have a working smoke                  scheduled to take place in November 2008.                                                  Eric Stevens
     alarm, you qualify for a FREE smoke alarm                                                                                               Community Outreach Specialist/
                                                            For more information, contact:
     installation through the Burn Institute’s Senior                                                                                       Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist
     Fire Safety & Smoke Alarm Program. To sign             Dana Carnduff 858.541.2277 ext. 14
     up for this lifesaving program, contact:               or e-mail dcarnduff@burninstitute.org.

     Eric Stevens at 858.541.2277 ext. 15
     e-mail estevens@burninstitute.org.
                                                                                                                             CONTACT US
                                                                                                                             www.burninstitute.org

                                                                     The Cost of Caring                                      Burn Institute – San Diego
                                                                                                                             8825 Aero Drive #200
                                                                                                                                                                Burn Institute – Inland Empire
                                                                                                                                                                Arrowhead Regional Medical
                                                                                                                             San Diego, CA 92123-2269           Center – Burn Center
                                                                                                                             858.541.2277 phone                 400 North Pepper Avenue
                                                                                                                             858.541.7179 fax                   Colton, CA 92324-1801
                                                                                                                                                                951.246.9766 phone
                                                                                                                             Burn Institute – Imperial Valley
                                                                                    Where                                    612 “J” Street, Suite 3
                                                                                  Your Dollars                               Imperial, CA 92251
                                                                                      Go.                                    760.355.3175 phone
                                                                                                                             760.353.3005 fax




                                                                 ■ 84% Program Services
                                                                 ■ 13% Fundraising
                                                                 ■ 3% Management & General Costs




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