Camp I Am Me programs and events cannot succeed without the support of so many dedicated volunteers and groups. The priceless contributions provided have allowed the organization to support those affected by burn-related injuries for more than 30 years. To acknowledge these deserving individuals and groups for their volunteerism and service with Camp I Am Me, “Above & Beyond” Volunteer Award nominations are received throughout the year
The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance is excited to announce the dates for 2023's Camp I Am Me! The 32nd annual "Burn Camp" will be taking place from Sunday, June 18th to Saturday, June 24th at YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside.
In September, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance welcomed Chris Gantz to the 12-person Board of Directors.
Chris Gantz grew up in Northbrook and currently lives in Fox River Grove with his wife and two children. Chris started as a volunteer firefighter while attending the University of Illinois and was hired as a career firefighter/paramedic for the Skokie Fire Department shortly after graduating college. Chris also served as a HazMat Specialist for the State of
The Be Alarmed! Smoke Alarm Installation Program, administered cooperatively by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has two new corporate partners to help support the distribution of fire safety education materials and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments in Illinois. Beginning in April 2022, Lowe’s home improvement store and Aurora, Illinois-based First Alert became the major corporate groups to help expand the program to more fire departments in the state.
At the beginning of the year, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance welcomed Linda Grizely and May Vang to the 11-person Board of Directors. Linda is a Financial Consultant for Fidelity Investments. May serves as the Director of Finance and Reporting for CSC Shared Services.
Illinois Fire Safety Alliance supporters are cordially invited to attend the celebration of just a few of the many outstanding supporters who have made a significant difference in organization’s mission. Those who have exemplified volunteerism in addition to our “Diamond Level” contributors from last year will be recognized – Come and hear all about the great work they have done to support fire safety and burn survivors across the state.
The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s signature program, Camp “I Am Me,” provides a special and unforgettable one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns. 2022’s camp will represent the 31st year of Illinois’ camp for young burn survivors and the IFSA is looking for compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to help during the entire week of camp – in the cabins, at the various activities, and having just as great of an experience as each of the 70 campers!