08/31/08 95 W - + 14 - 10 2008 World Burn Congress in Raleigh, October 1-4

One of the first events for the new Raleigh Convention Center is the 2008 World Burn Congress, scheduled for the first four days of October. Conducted by the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and hosted by the UNC Jaycee Burn Center and the OSFM, the annual international conference brings together more than 650 burn survivors, their families, caregivers, burn care professionals, and firefighters. The event is a forum for sharing stories, healing together, and learning about the latest developments in burn care. For more information, see the event web site.

Retired fireman 85% 3rd burns from a crude oil tank “boil over” 17 years ago. Look forward to seeing all my old friends and meeting new friends at the WBC
Brad Johnson (Email) - 09/18/08 - 14:34

Just watched a show on the History channel last Friday about oil firefighting. Mainly discussed the techniques used to put out pipeline fires (e.g. – set off explosion to deprive the fire of oxygen, cut off broken valve, and cap). It also discussed fires in big tanks and included information about “boil overs.” That was something I had never heard of nor seen. Pretty interesting stuff on the show, including the names of the “legendary” companies – Coots and Boots (those were their first names!).

I assisted with the Burned Children’s camp in Wake Forest and those kids had some great stories, I can’t even imagine how many interesting and powerful stories will be shared at the WBC. Stay safe.
Luke - 09/18/08 - 17:32

This PDF document is the conference schedule: http://tinyurl.com/3kz5y2
Legeros - 09/18/08 - 19:44

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