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The Edmonton Firefighter’s Burn Treatment Society (EFBTS) is a non-profit charity that was established in 1977 by a small group of local firefighters who saw the need to create and support a burn treatment unit here in Edmonton. Over the past 47 years, the EFBTS has continuously supported the research, treatment and recovery of burn injuries on the Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit at the University of Alberta Hospital. EFBTS is also proud to be the primary supporter and lead organizer of the Alberta FireFighters' Burn Camp for Children. To date, EFBTS has donated over 15 million dollars through fundraising events and awareness campaigns like this one; none of which would be possible without your continued support.

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Burn Camp

Campers travel across Western and Northern Canada to attend a weeklong camp for young burn survivors age 7-17. Doctors, Nurses and Firefighters volunteer their time as organizers, medical staff and mentors.

Campers and volunteers participate in challenging outdoor recreational activities and life changing experiences. Some activities include: hiking, camping, high ropes, ziplines, rafting and an enormous water fight with local fire departments across Alberta.

Burn Camp is not all fun and games, campers also create a valuable network of friends and mentors that aid them in their continued recovery as a burn survivor by boosting self esteem and confidence while restoring a sense of belonging.

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Quality Patient Care

The Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit (EFBTU) has been awarded Verification by the American Burn Association with distinction reflecting the high quality patient care that is provided to burn patients from the time of injury through rehabilitation.

The Burn Unit consists of 8 funded beds, with direct operating room access, and a Special Treatment Room. Comprehensive burn care is provided to both pediatrics and adults from a wide geographical area including, Alberta, Northern British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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Research & Education

Dr. Tredget directs the Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit with strong divisional Plastic Surgery support and a collaborative multidisciplinary team. The research program is outstanding and research initiatives have been recognized internationally.

The Edmonton Firefighters’ Burn Treatment Society has funded such research to advance burn treatment options and vastly improve outcomes and quality of life for burn patients.

Advancements in understanding scar and infection types caused by burn injuries have been recognized worldwide. This research has pioneered the development of a burn dressing now commonly used all over the world.

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Within the walls of the Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit is the Acute Burn Clinic. This is a nurse-run clinic that provides specialty burn care for both pediatric and adult minor, acute burn injuries on an outpatient basis. What is unique about this clinic is the self-referral program. What this means is that service referral from a healthcare provider is not necessary to access our burn team.

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The University Hospital Foundation’s purpose is to continuously seek, inspire and lead bold solutions to seemingly insurmountable challenges and ignite new discoveries in health.

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To support advanced research, treatment, and recovery efforts for survivors of burn and thermal injuries, please consider visiting our website to donate today

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