Status: Actively Enrolling
Are you a firefighter? Do you have an active job-related burn?
Each and every day, thousands of firefighters place themselves in harm's way in the performance of their duty. A burn injury can affect a fire fighter's life in many ways and can be life-altering. They can also be career-changing or life-ending injuries. The long-term effects of a burn are not just physical. Following a burn injury, firefighters are at risk of developing psychological trauma associated with the events of the injury, a lack of confidence in their professional abilities, and stress related to the time away from the job. As a result of a burn, an injured firefighter must deal with the emotional, physical, and financial challenges of recovery and a potentially career-ending injury.
The American Burn Association (ABA) and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are partnering on a grant project to track firefighter burn injuries and acquire data relevant to those injuries. The development of a comprehensive data set with firefighter burn data will facilitate the development of programs focusing on firefighter burn education and prevention of firefighter burns and reduce the costs of care for a firefighter burn care patient.
Candidates for Trial
You may qualify for this study if you:
- Are an active firefighter, with an active burn from being “on the job.”