Burn Prevention Unit

2023 Director: Jay Andres

The Beja Shrine Stop Burn Injury (SBI) program is made up of a number of Shriners who are local firefighters working together to promote burn prevention awareness. The SBI program provides access to free materials for fire departments to utilize for burn prevention education, burn awareness programming at the local fire department and safety events and educational seminars for responders in treating burn injuries. Working with the Wisconsin Fire Inspectors Association, the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin and MABAS Wisconsin, members of the Beja Stop Burn Injury team have attended their annual conferences providing information on burn prevention education materials. Beja Shriners have also hosted pre-hospital burn treatment programs presented to EMS and Fire personnel free of charge by Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati, which specializes in pediatric burn treatment.

The SBI program was initiated in 2012 at the direction of Ill. Sir Dave Oshefsky. Working together, the committee achieved immediate success and was awarded the Bob Spear Award for Best “Stop Burn Injuries Program” within the Midwest Shrine Association for five years in a row (2014 – 2018). Although we work many local events, our biggest event is at our Beja Shrine Circus where we distribute over 2000 pieces of stop burn injury education material each year. For information on burn prevention programming, to join our group or access to free materials, you can contact Beja Shriners, (920) 498-1985 or bejashrinebp@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at Beja Shriners Burn Prevention.

Brother Master Mason Tim Hanna, Mayor of the City of Appleton, with Beja Potentate Illustrious Sir Greg Habeck sharing the Proclamation for the City of Appleton for Burn Awareness Week February 5-11, 2017, encouraging all of our citizens to visit beburnaware.org and take appropriate precautions to protect their families from devastating Burn injuries. #beburnaware