WSCFF Burn Foundation

Healing Yesterday's Wounds, Preventing Tomorrow's

The WSCFF Burn Foundation was founded in 1987 and is a registered 501(c)3 charity in the state of Washington. Our mission is to promote the education and prevention of burn injuries and improve the lives of burn survivors.  The Burn Foundation is run by professional fire fighters who volunteer their time giving back to their communities.  It is governed by a board elected by WSCFF member fire fighters and representing each of the Council's 11 districts.

The Foundation has  focus areas: Camp Eyabsut, Emergency Housing, Liaison Response Team (LRT) for burn injured fire fighters, education and prevention and research grants.



Camp Eyabsut

Held every July in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle, Camp Eyabsut is a week-long summer program for young burn survivors, ages 5-17 years old.  In 2017, Camp Eyabsut celebrated its 30th consecutive year.  Sixty one campers from six states attended.  Fire fighters from thirteen different IAFF locals volunteered for a wide range of tasks necessary to keep the camp running.

There are about to be a bunch of happy campers up at the annual Camp Eyabsut Burn Camp in North Bend, WA brought to you by the Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation. The WSCFF 4th Districtis cooking up #PizzaFriday. #WAFireFighters #IAFF Pierce County Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 726, West Pierce Fire Fighters, Ocean Shores Professional Fire Fighters Local 2109

Posted by Pierce County Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 726 on Friday, July 21, 2017




Emergency Housing

Studies have shown that having loved ones near during recover improves patient outcome.  The foundation provides overnight accommodations within walking distance of the Harborview Medical Center Burn Unit for the families of burn patients from all around the Northwest and Alaska. These include a kitchenette, showers, beds, laundry facilities and, perhaps most importantly, a private sanctuary away from the unit.


Liaison Response Team for Burn Injured Fire Fighters (LRT)

The mission of the Liaison Response Team (LRT) is to provide assistance to fire fighters and other emergency service personnel, their families and departments following the aftermath of a burn injury. The foundation works with the family, fire fighters, the burn unit team, and the media.  They also provide lodging, clothing toiletries, meals, travel expenses, and run errands for the fire fighter and the family.



Spokane Firefighters burned turnout gear

Education and Prevention

The Foundation supplies, “It Happened In Seconds-Burn Injury Awareness for Fire Fighters.”

Five hundred dollar matching grants are also provided for fire departments to purchase smoke detectors to give to and install for citizens in their service areas.

Burn Injury Research Grants

The WSCFF Burn Foundation has a long history of providing research grants to the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center’s burn unit. Since 1987, the foundation has given more than $1.2 million.  We will continue to support these endeavors as funding is available.




Board Members

President,  Matt Ricks

Vice President, Dave Little

Secretary/Treasurer, Nikki Smith

1st District Representative, Brandon Bacon

2nd District Representative, James Stovall

3rd District Representative, Melissa Beard

4th District Representative, Evan Stanley

5th District Representative, Aron Black

6th District Representative, Janell Murry

7th District Representative, Brian Kane

8th District Representative, Kristin Burt

9th District Representative, Mickey McLain

10th District Representative, Brian Duthie

11th District Representative, Patti Mann


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