Community Affiliations

At the Fiona Wood Foundation, we are proud to work collaboratively with community organisations who share our passion for burns prevention, education and support for those who have suffered a burn injury.


As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) (formerly the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA) performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property. Supported by an extensive network of volunteers and career firefighters, DFES works together with the community and government to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a diverse range of emergencies.

A free confidential education program for young people aged six to 16 years who have been involved in fire lighting exists through the Juvenile & Family Fire Awareness Program (JAFFA) at DFES. Delivered by specially trained firefighters, JAFFA assists children to understand fire behaviour, fire safety, the legal implications of fire-lighting and the long-term consequences of burn injuries.

Jack Dunn Foundation

The Jack Dunn Foundation has been supporting the Fiona Wood Foundation since 2005. Jack Dunn was a happy 16 year old boy who had ambitions to be a farmer. Whilst on work experience on a farm in Morawa, Jack and his school friend Josh, were assisting with the harvesting of the wheat crop when it caught fire. Both boys were badly burnt, Jack far more than Josh. The Royal Flying Doctor Service rushed the boys to Royal Perth Hospital where they were placed under the wonderful care of Dr. Fiona Wood and our team.

Josh had burns to almost 30% of his body, recovered well and eventually became head boy at his school. Jack had third-degree burns to 97% of his body. He remained in a coma for three weeks but amazingly woke to tell his Mum and Dad how much he loved them. Jack was courageous and tenacious, however passed away after 7 weeks.

The Jack Dunn Foundation was established in Jack's memory and the student Leadership team at Marmion Primary School, led by Deputy Principal Glenn Buck organise activities throughout the year to raise funds for burns research. Together with Gary and Helen Dunn, Jack's parents, over $100,000 has been raised and we are proud of our affiliation with all those involved.

Joanna Briggs Foundation

The Joanna Briggs Foundation supports the Joanna Briggs Institute (Adelaide) in developing a reliable knowledge bank for the developing world, and providing people with access to the knowledge and training in how to use it. Professor Fiona Wood is on the advisory board of the Foundation and is part of a working party to establish an evidence-based resource to assist professionals in the burns community to practice evidence-based healthcare.

The Fiona Wood Foundation has collaborated with the Joanna Briggs Institute and other burns specialists around the world to develop an online burns education resource. Subscribers have access to almost 200 documents relating to burns.

Julian Burton Burns Trust

The Julian Burton Burns Trust is Australia's leading non-profit organisation dedicated to burn injury. They are committed to influencing social change to reduce the incidence and impact of burn injury. The Julian Burton Burns Trust is committed to implementing school, community and Aboriginal burn prevention and first aid programs, advancing world class care through professional development and education for burn professionals, and facilitating and enabling support programs for burn survivors and their families.


Kidsafe is the leading non-government, not-for-profit charitable
organisation, dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries
and reducing the resulting deaths and disabilities associated with
injuries in children under the age of 15 years.

We are proud to be affiliated with both the Department of Fire & Emergency Services and Kidsafe WA in a range of prevention and education activities.

Kidz Cuisine, organised by Kidsafe WA and supported by the Fiona Wood Foundation, DFES and St John Cadets, is a popular community event that aims to increase awareness and burn safety in the kitchen, as well as improving first aid knowledge about potential kitchen burn injuries. Kidz Cuisine involves ‘judges’ from the Burns Injury Research Unit and Burns Society of WA and volunteer sporting heroes as cooking team leaders.

The Survivor Foundation - formally Peter Hughes Burn Foundation

The Survivor Foundation is a non-profit registered charity, supporting victims of trauma and injury and their families, in their ongoing journey towards an active lifestyle and rehabilitation.
Formerly known as the Peter Hughes Burn Foundation, they have expanded their program from their core support for burn survivors to a full encompassing program available to anyone who has endured any type of trauma throughout their life, burns, cancer, abuse or injury.
Survivor Foundation endeavours to provide holistic experiences that promote healthier lifestyles, seeking to develop and strengthen physical, emotional, psychological and social resilience.




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