Welcome to an introduction of Phoenix SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery), available to assist burn injured firefighters and their families in recovery. This module shares some basic information about burn injuries, why peer-support is important, a description of the Phoenix SOAR Program, and how to access the program or refer someone else to Phoenix SOAR.
A burn injury can happen to anyone. Survivors include the burn-injured as well as their families and loved ones. Firefighters are at unique risk due to occupational hazard. Burns can be life altering, yet firefighters often want to return to the job that injured them in the first place. In addition their families often struggle with fears for their return. For more information on peer-support and Phoenix SOAR go to phoenix-society.org/our-programs/soar/ .
The International Association of Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and the University of Kentucky College of Social Work partnered with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors to explore and develop support specific to the needs of burn-injured firefighters and their families.
Funding provided through DHS/FEMA’s Grant Program Directorate for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program - Fire Prevention and Safety Grants