The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is excited to be working with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the IAFF Burn Foundation to explore the needs of firefighters who have sustained burn injuries and their families as it pertains to peer support after a burn injury. The first step in this project is to complete a series of focus groups to identify the needs. Several focus groups were held at the Phoenix Society’s World Burn Congress in October, and it was determined that they would like to conduct additional focus groups in 2011. The goal of these focus groups will be to identify any specific or unique needs of fire fighters who have sustained burn injuries and their families as well as have a discussion about potential challenges for them to access peer support.
The Phoenix Society would greatly appreciate the assistance firefighters who have sustained burn injuries, and their families, who are interested in participating in this focus group. There is a limited amount of space for firefighters and their families to attend these focus groups. Selection of those who will be part of these focus groups will be dependent on many variables.
Anyone interested in attending should contact Pam Peterson at the Phoenix Society via email at [email protected] for more information.