Nassau County Fire Fighters Burn Center Foundation raises money for the
Burn Center at the
Nassau University Medical
Center through golf outings, benefit concerts, and various fundraisers
hosted by the 71 Fire Departments in the County. You may
donate by check or use our
secure online form.
goal is to make quality burn care available to all who are seriously
burned, regardless of age, race, creed or economic status. This site is
designed to inform you of what we do including: upcoming events,
fund-raisers, and burn care assistance.
county does a good job of supporting it, but they do not have the funds
to send the doctors and nurses to different school and seminars, and
there is certain equipment that is not state-of-the-art," said Paul
Napoli, co-chairman, Nassau County Firefighters Burn Center Foundation.
"We are trying to make a good burn center a great burn center, in terms
of the care and treatment it offers."
Firefighters and members
of the Burn Unit Teams have a special empathy for burn victims. No
other group witnesses more of the devastation that fire wreaks on the
Did you know that
over 2 Million
burns occur in the United State and Canada annually?
Burns are the
second leading cause of
accidental death to children under age five. Nearly 24,000 children
are treated in the hospital emergency departments every year for scald
injuries alone. *
*National Safe Kids Campaign
According to the
Burn Prevention Foundation, scalds are the number one cause of burn
injury to children under age 4. Many scalding injuries could be prevented with a little foresight.
Take these precautions to make your home safer
In the U.S., about 2
million people suffer burns each year. Of these, 300,000 are burned
seriously and over 6,000 are fatalities, making burns this nation's
third largest cause of accidental death. For degrees of burn
information and how to deal with burns click here.