Safety Education Booth

Burn Prevention and Fire Safety Education Booths

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Prevention and Safety Booths: Open after the Burn Injury Awareness Walk

Location: Wiard's Orchard, 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti

It only takes one second for lives to be changed forever by a burn injury. Each year in the United States, nearly one-half million people suffer burn injuries severe enough to require medical treatment. Increasing community awareness and providing public education on burn/fire safety can have a direct impact on preventing burn injuries.

Please join us in this fourth annual event that brings burn survivors and their families, fire service, first responders, safety and medical professionals, and community members together to walk for burn injury awareness and to prevent injuries from occurring. As part of this awareness initiative, we will have a Safety Education Fair with booth displays by various organizations for the purpose of providing burn prevention and fire safety information to the community.

  • Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
  • Time: Open after the Burn Injury Awareness Walk (1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Location: Wiard's Orchard, 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti
  • Cost: There is no charge to host a booth
  • Parking: On-site and free of charge
  • Capacity: A limited number of booths will be available, so sign-up early!
  • Topics: Education provided at the booth can address any aspect of burn and fire prevention. Other community safety topics will be accepted as space allows. Proposed topics will be reviewed and require pre-approval to ensure we offer a variety of topics during the safety fair.
  • Extras: Organizations are encouraged to bring mascots, give-aways, and/or other fun activities for children and adults to participate.
  • Set-up: A covered 8-foot table will be provided. Use of safety education trailers and/or service vehicles must be pre-arranged.
  • Registration and Contact Information: If your organization would like to participate by hosting a burn prevention and fire safety education booth, please contact:
    • Kristy Brown
    • Coordinator, Injury Prevention and Community Outreach
    • University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center
    • Phone: 734-232-3814
    • Email: kribro@med.umich.edu

Activities During the Burn Injury Awareness Weekends:

Burn Survivor and Family Workshop
• continue to heal • learn valuable skills • support others •

Burn Injury Awareness Walk
• celebrate recovery • honor a loved one • support the prevention of burn injuries •