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.


Cordelia and Kevin’s Happy Ending: Living Their Vows Together

Feb 13, 2019

Read about Cordelia and Kevin's journey through a burn injury.

Preventing Scald Burns

Feb 1, 2019

National Burn Awareness Week is a perfect time to bring additional awareness to the lifelong healing after a burn injury by educating the community on scald burns and household prevention tactics.

Why Choose Phoenix Society’s Fellowship Program

Jan 18, 2019

Learn more about Phoenix Society's 2018 Fellows and our 2019 Fellowship program.

7 Reasons to Support Phoenix Society

This #GivingTuesday, make a donation to Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. Your gift will support resources, tools, and programs for anyone impacted by a burn injury.

Becoming a Phoenix Champion

Sep 15, 2018

To build a community of transformational healing, we rely on people who believe in our shared vision of a future where no one recovers from a burn injury alone.

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.

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