NFPA Faces of Fire electrical video campaign series highlights surgeon dedicated to the healing of patients suffering from burn injuries
In the final official video interview of the six-part Faces of Fire/Electrical campaign series, NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors introduce Dr. Victor Joe, MD, FACS, FCCP, a clinical professor of surgery and medical director at UCI Health Regional Burn Center in California. As medical director, Dr. Joe is dedicated to the complete physical and emotional healing of patients suffering from burn injuries, including those undergoing care from burns incurred from an electrical incident.
Since its inception, electricity has made our day-to-day living easier, but with more and more devices utilizing electricity today, there is a growing potential for electrical injuries. Many electrical injuries prove fatal, but those that are not can be particularly debilitating, oftentimes involving complicated recoveries that have a lasting emotional and physical impact on an individual.
According to Dr. Joe, “Resources like the Phoenix Society have a tremendous role and benefit for aftercare and the complete recovery of the burn patient.” Through collaboration, he says, both doctors and organizations like the Phoenix Society can better assist patients and caregivers during their recovery and long after they leave the hospital.
The Faces of Fire/Electrical, which debuted in September, features personal stories of electrical burn survivors whose lives have been forever altered and how more understanding, training, and a change in work culture could have significantly impacted these outcomes. Through video interviews, written profiles, and related information, Faces of Fire/Electrical has become a resource for electrical and non-electrical workers, and the general public to learn more about the importance of electrical safety.
The Faces of Fire/Electrical campaign ultimately works to help build a safer world by teaching others and supporting the burn survivor community in advancing lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn and injury prevention.
Dr. Joe is currently a member of the Board of Directors at the Phoenix Society. His work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and he is a frequent guest speaker at regional, national, and international meetings and symposia. We sincerely thank Dr. Joe for sharing his story with us.
See Dr. Joe’s video and read more about his work by visiting the Faces of Fire/Electrical website at nfpa.org/facesoffire.
You can view all of the videos, including the latest interview with Pam Elliot, Fire Chief Luis Nevarez from California, Amy Acton, Chief Executive Officer of the Phoenix Society, and the first two videos of our series featuring Dave Schury and Sam Matagi, on our dedicated campaign webpage. There you will also find free resources to download and share, including fact sheets, tip sheets, infographics and more, in addition to information about electrical safety in both the home and in the workplace.