Prevention Programs

The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas is dedicated to prevention. Burn injuries are often life-altering, but are extremely avoidable if you know how to protect yourself and your loved ones. We provide numerous community programs dedicated to keeping you safe.

  • Schools

Schools Classroom programs designed to enhance science and health curriculum. Presentations cover causes and treatment of burn injuries, effects on various body systems as well as prevention strategies. Program content varies, dependent upon grade level and high school programs cover dorm/college fire safety. Programs are provided at no cost and are flexible to meet curriculum needs. For additional information contact Burn Community Programs at 973-322-8071 and select from the options.
  • FireNET©/Essex County Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program

Juvenile FireNET© Many children experiment with fire often due to curiosity, peer pressure or emotional reasons. This is a dangerous practice that puts everyone in the community at risk. FireNET© is a screening program offered by The Burn Center to identify at risk behaviors. Children may be referred to program by parents/caregivers, schools, juvenile justice and child welfare/social/healthcare agencies. For additional information contact Burn Community Programs at 973-322-8071 and select from the options.

  • Re-entry Programs

schoolReturning to work or school after a burn injury can be a stressful experience for survivors and their colleagues or friends. A licensed social worker and/or registered nurse are available to help ease this transition through specially tailored re-entry programs. For more information, or to arrange a program, contact Burn Community Programs at 973.322.8071 and follow the prompts.

  • Fire Safety House

Fire Safety HouseTwo mobile trailers recreate a home environment which allows children (primarily third graders) to identify and correct everyday household hazards that may lead to fire and burn injuries. Fire Safety Houses also simulate a house fire, utilizing non-toxic smoke, that allows children to practice their home escape plan. For more information or to schedule the fire safety house for your school or organization, please contact Burn Community Programs at 973-322-8071 and select from the options.

  • Community Groups

Injury prevention programs are available to community groups and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of an organization. There is a special emphasis on prevention in children and older adults, as they are two of the most vulnerable groups for burn injury. For additional information contact Burn Community Programs at 973-322-8071 and select from the options.

  • Business & Industry

Burn injuries in the workplace contribute to decreased productivity and increased costs, in lost labor as well as healthcare bills. Programs address industry-specific hazards, prevention and emergency treatment. For additional information contact Burn Community Programs at 973-322-8071 and select from the options.

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