Burn Community Blog

The Phoenix Society is a community of burn survivors, their loved ones, health professionals, and firefighters. We work together to ensure that no one feels alone as they get back to life after a burn injury. Follow our blog for stories and resources by the burn community, for the burn community.


AlloSource Staff Leads the Way in Employee Giving

Aug 20, 2018

The partnership between AlloSource and the Phoenix Society demonstrates that a movement is truly greater than one person.

5 Reasons to Attend Phoenix World Burn Congress

Jul 26, 2018

Hosted by Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Phoenix World Burn Congress is the world's largest gathering of the burn survivors and their loved ones, connecting attendees with support, resources, and each other.

More Than Hangers You Can’t Use

Jul 10, 2018

Fire sprinklers play an important role in protecting college students.

Quality Burn Care in Jeopardy In the U.S.

Jul 9, 2018

Amy Acton discusses burn care in the United States.

Do Not Ever Doubt

Jul 2, 2018

Phoenix Advocate and burn survivor Pam Elliott shares her experience representing Phoenix Society at the NFFF "Everyone Goes Home" Advocacy Workshop.

Home Fire Sprinkler Day

May 17, 2018

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) initiated the first Home Fire Sprinkler Day, which takes place on May 19. These two organizations started a Home Fire Sprinkler Day initiate with the goal to address North America’s home fire problem as well as spread awareness of fire sprinklers life-saving ability.

A Survivor

I was 14 and thought I was invincible. On May 14, 1988, I found out I wasn’t. In a heartbeat, I went from a tired, but happy teenager who had spent the day at an amusement park with my friend, Emillie’s church youth group, to a terrified child trying to escape from a raging inferno.

It’s National Nurses Week!

May 8, 2018

National Nurses Week provides us the opportunity to thank and recognize all of the nurses across the world who work tirelessly to better our lives. At the Phoenix Society, we want to take this week to especially acknowledge the incredible nurses that are a part of the burn survivor community. In honor of National Nurses Week, we would like to spotlight two of the many wonderful nurses who work with us.

The 2018 Edge Servant Leadership Award Goes to Scott Denman

Apr 20, 2018

It’s National Volunteer Week! We are grateful and honored to collaborate with the burn community, where (service to others) is part of transformational lifelong healing and thriving. So many members of this community are also volunteers who serve one another. Scott Denman is embodiment of service leader’s heart, and we’d like to spotlight and honor his work for PSBS and this community.

Phoenix Supporters Come Together With A Challenge

Mar 20, 2018

Jim Pauley, president and CEO of NFPA, is one of the donors who came together at Phoenix WBC 2017 to create a match pool of $165,000. For the duration of the Never Alone Campaign, every gift under $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar.

5 Things a Burn Survivor Wants You to Know

Mar 20, 2018

I’ve been a burn survivor for the majority of my life. Over the years, I’ve been in many scenarios where the person I was talking to found themselves at a loss for words…or just chose the wrong words.

Advocacy Award Recipient 2018: Pam Elliott

Mar 20, 2018

The Phoenix Society Advocacy Award recognizes an individual whose advocacy efforts have brought greater awareness to the burn community by actively providing information, education and promoting positive change.

Meet Molly Rand

Mar 20, 2018

Molly is a firm believer that a culture of philanthropy is vital to success, providing the opportunity to raise transformational investments. Learn about her hopes for her new position as Phoenix Society’s Director of Philanthropy.

Exciting Changes Coming to Phoenix WBC

Mar 9, 2018

Our staff and dedicated committees are hard at work preparing another great Phoenix World Burn Congress experience for all attendees. New to Phoenix World Burn Congress 2018...

We Love Fire Sprinklers (And You Should Too!)

Mar 5, 2018

With a reduction in overall burn injuries, burn centers in the United States will no longer have to strain their limited funding. Fewer injuries will also allow burn center staff to dedicate more time to each patient, resulting in a higher quality of care. Caregivers who go above and beyond to treat burn injuries on a daily basis will also be able to focus more on their existing patients.

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