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Community Outreach & Prevention

Burn Survivor Support Group

Burn survivor community group

Our ultimate mission is to gain the trust and confidence of burn survivors so that we may be a source of strength and understanding for them and to empower them to engage wholeheartedly in starting a new life as a survivor. The New Life Burn Society encourages and supports activities that bring survivors of all ages together to learn and grow.

Program Information

    • To create, develop and publish support materials, such as brochures and newsletters that will help inform burn survivors of support groups and resources.
    • To increase participation in the New Life Burn Society.
    • To develop a list of volunteers willing to work with patients and families to help them to understand the needs of a survivor and the role they can play in the recovery process.
    • To give presentations to area schools and community organizations in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Burn Center and the Metropolitan Fire Fighters Burn Center Fund, Inc.
    • To create and maintain a website.
  • Weekly meetings are held every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. Meetings are held in the Dr. Andrew Munster Conference Room (3rd floor, Burn Conference Room).

    Quarterly meetings are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Please call 410-550-0754 for dates and locations.

    The society also offers one-on-one meetings for those who are not comfortable in a group setting. For more information, please contact Scott Vocke, DPT, burn survivor support group coordinator, at

    Additional Resources:
    The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

  • New Life Burn Society
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-0754

Contact Information

For more information about community outreach and education, please contact our Community Outreach & Education Coordinator, Carrie Cox, MS, RN, at 410-550-4791. For more information about the Kiwanis Community Burn Prevention Program or the Safe Babies Program, please contact Thomas McLhinney at 410-550-0289.


Community Programs

  • This program provides burn prevention education to schools serviced by the Kiwanis Club of East Baltimore. This program is managed and implemented by a professional fire chief recently retired from the Baltimore City Fire Department.

    For more information please contact Thomas McLhinney at 410-550-0289.

  • This program is delivered throughout the state at senior centers and senior apartment complexes. This interactive program focuses on why seniors are more at risk for burn injury and fire-related death, and the simple steps that seniors can take to prevent burn injury and fire in their home.

  • This program is delivered at various locations throughout the state, including church groups, community organizations and places of business. This program can be tailored to fit the specific needs of your organization.

  • The Johns Hopkins Burn Center participates in numerous community, school and employee health fairs throughout the state each year. We focus on providing community members of all ages with burn prevention and fire safety information for their families in an effort to keep the community informed and safe in their homes.

  • The Safe Babies Program provides burn prevention materials to every new mother who delivers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. These materials include a smoke detector, electrical outlet covers, a spillproof coffee mug, poison control information and a baby sitter memo board, as well as burn prevention and childhood safety information.

    For more information please contact Thomas McLhinney at 410-550-0289.

  • The Burn Center provides school and work re-entry education to assist burn survivors in their re-entry to the community. Each burn survivor and their workplace/school are assessed on an individual basis to determine their re-entry needs.

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