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Why it’s important to donate to The Burn Prevention Network

You may never know when or why a fire will happen. Burn Prevention Network offers educational programs and activities designed to help prevent fires and burns to people of all ages. Your monetary contribution will help us deliver our programs, materials, workshops, and special youth educational activities to over 150,000 people in our 20 county service area. And you will be part of the reason why we continue to get testimonials from our volunteer network.

 

“I have volunteered for the Burn Prevention Network in a variety of capacities over the last ten years. It has been rewarding to be part of such an important non-profit organization, who has worked to provide education on burn injury prevention to an audience that includes preschoolers to senior citizens. As a volunteer I have assisted with fund raisers, served on curriculum committees and an advisory board and helped to create a poster contest which resulted in a calendar with fire safety posters for each month of the year. In these efforts I have worked closely with the BPN staff and other volunteers. I have always found the work that was accomplished was meaningful and the interactions with others positive and focused on the goal to be achieved.

Recently I have been involved with the Spirit of Courage dinner. This event is a highlight of the year as we recognize heroes and burn survivors in such a positive manner. As I see these men and women honored for their bravery, I feel proud to be a small part of an organization that does so much for so many. This is why I am proud to be a BPN volunteer.”

—Lenore Kohl

 

“I became a Professional Fire Fighter in the fall of 1976 when I was hired by the Allentown Fire Department. After retiring from Allentown I worked several jobs but didn’t have the same level of satisfaction that I had helping people while a member of the AFD, conducting ‘Fire Safety Story Time’ at the public library and presenting fire safety lectures to community organizations.

I was then hired by the Dept of Public Welfare as a Fire Marshal at the Allentown State Hospital maintaining fire-safety-related equipment, conducting drills and training staff in fire prevention and safety and I was once again in a very satisfying profession, doing everything associated with the fire service except fighting fires. It doesn’t end there. I left the State Hospital and I’m currently a Fire Fighter with the City of Reading, PA doing what I love most, helping people and fighting fires. But there’s always room for community involvement.

Over the years I have been involved with several organizations as a volunteer, but the one place that is dear to me is the Burn Prevention Network. Since 2006 I’ve helped at the “Safe Kids Carnival”, and converted some of their slide programs to Power-Point presentations. However, where I believe I make my most important contribution is in the impact I have as a ‘Fire Safety Professional’ with my involvement in their Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program. I started as an educator and now also conduct home safety inspections and educate the family in fire safety measures hoping to keep them safer and reduce the recidivism rate of fire setters.”

—Jim Miller

You may never know when or why a fire will happen. Burn Prevention Network offers educational programs and activities designed to help prevent fires and burns to people of all ages. Your monetary contribution will help us deliver our programs, materials, workshops, and special youth educational activities to over 350,000 people in our 22 county service area. And you will be part of the reason why we continue to get letters from people of all ages, like the one above.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our volunteer page.