The Firefighters Burn Treatment Society
The Edmonton Chapter of the Firefighters Burn Treatment Society is a dedicated group of firefighters who volunteer their time to raise funds for Unit 3C2 - The Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit at the University of Alberta Hospital. Since 1977, they have raised over $7 million through community-based events to support the burn unit as well as laboratory equipment and ongoing research related to infection, burn scarring and tissue engineering.
A World Leader
The Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit is a world leader in treatment and care. The unit treats approximately 200 patients each year, the majority of whom are young children and young men. From scald injuries in children to adults injured by on-the-job flash fires and petroleum injuries, their life-saving care and journey to recovery begin in Unit 3C2.
Ground Breaking Research
The level of support from the Firefighters Burn Treatment Society is critical to the ground breaking research of Dr. Edward Tredget. Dr. Tredget, the Director of the Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit, and his team of researchers were amongst the first in the world to graft skin onto new burns. The research and discoveries of Dr. Tredget and his team are benefiting burn patients world wide.
Thanks to the Firefighters Burn Treatment Society burn patients have access to leading edge care and treatment at the University of Alberta Hospital.
Members of the Firefighters Burn Treatment Society presenting cheque to Dr. Edward Tredget.