Need Help?

The Foundation’s Full Recovery Program provides assistance to young burn survivors and their families for immediate and long-term support when no other help is available.

Request Services

Our Full Recovery Program has the flexibility to meet a wide variety of needs ranging from extensive reconstructive treatment and specialized pressure garments to transportation and emergency housing assistance. Burn survivors 0 to 18 years of age and their families may be considered for assistance.

If your child, or a child you know, needs our services, please submit the online Services Request Form below.  To learn more about the services we provide, see About Us and Our Programs, or feel free to contact us.

Services Request Form

If you prefer to mail this form, print it out and mail it to:
Children’s Burn Foundation
5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 450
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Going To Camp?

The Children’s Burn Foundation provides recreational camps in Los Angeles for child burn survivors and their families. You can read about our camps on the Full Recovery page of this website. Please contact us if you are interested in participating or would like more information.

Camp Registration Form 2012

To register for Camp Gung-Ho, print this form and mail or fax it to:
Children’s Burn Foundation
5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 450
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Fax: 818-501-4005

Burn Prevention and Safety Tips

Each year, thousands of children suffer needlessly from burns.

The Children’s Burn Foundation helps families prevent burn injuries. Please use the following tips to keep you and your child safe from avoidable burn injuries. Practicing these tips could save the life of a loved one.

 

Post these tips on your refrigerator!  Just click and print:

CBF Fire Safety Tips
CBF Parents Guide to Burn Prevention
CBF Babysitters Guide to Burn Prevention
CBF First Aid Instructions for Minor Burns

For the Holidays:

CBF Fourth of July Burn Prevention Tips

CBF Halloween Burn Prevention
CBF Holiday Burn Prevention Tips

 

Burn Facts

Hot water from a faucet can cause burns serious enough to require hospitalization – and can even be fatal!

  • Burns are the 3rd leading cause of childhood injury deaths.*
  • Fire-related burns kill nearly 96,000 children a year and the death rate is eleven times higher in low-income and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.*
  • At 155°F, it takes only one second for a child to get a third-degree burn. A fresh cup of coffee is served at 180°F or higher.
  • Children’s skin is thinner than adults and therefore burns more easily.

Burns are the:

  • 3rd leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 through 9.
  • 6th leading cause for children 10 – 14, and
  • One of the top 10 injuries treated in emergency rooms for children under the age of 5.

Nearly 75% of burns in young children are from hot liquid, hot tap water or steam.*

*World Health Organization

Common Scald and Contact Burn Injuries are caused by:

  • Hot food, soup or beverage spills
  • Hot water from the tap
  • Clothing irons
  • Ovens and fireplace doors
  • Hair curling irons
  • BBQs and fire pits
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