Firefighters Quest has established guidelines for assistance of burn survivors and their immediate family (spouse, father, mother, sister, brother or guardian). This assistance is offered on various levels and it is the practice of Firefighters Quest to keep the boundaries of assistance broad as each situation is unique.
Requests can be submitted through burn centers, medical providers or directly from survivor or their advocate. Requests that come directly from patients or their advocates will require verification of their situation from another source, preferably their medical provider.
While Firefighters Quest renders assistance after other local assistance and government programs have been exhausted, it is not unusual for Quest to take the lead for immediate assistance situations.
Firefighters Quest does not give cash contributions but will work to establish a system whereby direct payment can be made to a provider for an appropriate need.
Following is a list of items that may be considered. None of the following lists are intended to be all-inclusive.
IMMEDIATE NEEDS can include:
Food, Lodging, Transportation, Communications, Household needs, Clothing (primarily for family while the burn survivor is in the hospital)
* If the burn injury is the result of a house fire, determine that the Red Cross has been contacted anddisbursements of food, clothing and shelter have been made.
* Medical necessities &
* Non-medical necessities
* pillows, linens
* transportation as note
* medical needs not covered by insurance
Each case and request is evaluated on an individual basis. Firefighters Quest tries to balance the immediate needs with those that are anticipated to be long term.