Prevention tips and useful information
Every year more than 500,000 people suffer a burn injury that requires medical treatment in the US alone. More than 4,000 die as a result of their injuries. For more than 30 years the Phoenix Society has partnered with survivors, families, healthcare professionals, burn centers and the fire industry to support recovery, improve the quality of burn care and prevent burn injury.
Promoting prevention efforts is done through distribution of pamphlets, DVD,s and speaker presentations. It is the belief of the Phoenix Society that the more awareness we bring to the public about how to help prevent burn injuries the greater impact we will have in saving lives. The links to the left provide information on several areas of prevention. You will also find statistical information relating to types of fire occurrences, fatality rates as well as hospital admission rates for burn injuries.
Great Resource to Share with Family and Friends
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition wants to share with you the benefits of having in-home fire sprinklers. Please take a few moments and watch this video about how Fire Sprinklers Save Lives! Please pass this link on to others!
Phoenix Society organizes a Fire Sprinkler Side by Side Demonstration
Following an emergency call, it takes 9-12 minutes, on average, for a fire department to arrive on the fire scene.
Even within these quick response times a fire in an unsprinklered home will have spread, causing smoke and heat damage and threatening the lives of the residents.
Over 3,000 people die and nearly 14,000 sustain burn injuries in home fires each year.
Plainfield Fire Department, Walker Fire Department, Viking Corporation, Spectrum Health Regional Burn Center and Local 669 Sprinkler Fitters assisted us in holding a Side by Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstration at the Burn Survivors Benefit Car Show May 16, 2009. View photos of this demonstration.
The Phoenix Society is a strong advocate for the adoption of model building codes which include fire sprinklers as a minimum standard for all new home construction. Local and national fire safety experts say widespread use of home fire sprinkler systems could save thousands of lives per year.