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Community Outreach

Image of burn teamABLS- Advance Burn Life Support

An eight-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics. This live, hands-on is designed to provide the "how-to" of emergency care of the burn patient through the first 24 hour critical time period. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. An opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a Burn Center will be provided. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment.

Use the buttons below to see our course offerings. To see the ABLS course and register, enter ABLS in the search field or select ABLS from the drop down.



Scald Prevention PSA | “Liquid and Steam Burn Like Fire”


It happened in Seconds

Through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation has been able to develop a burn injury awareness program for firefighters nationwide. The course was developed by firefighters, burn surgeons, nurses, and protective garment manufacturers from around the country. The course was not developed to teach fire ground operations or tactics as these vary greatly around the country.

It Happened in Seconds runs approximately 2 hours and is instructed by a firefighter and burn unit professional through a lecture and video presentation.

Fire Prevention Education

In addition, The Evans-Haynes Burn Center also provides education to EMTs, special government forces and rural hospitals. We participate in prevention education for child or adult care facilities and schools. Please contact us for more information about Preventative Education.

  • Health Fairs
  • EMS Education
  • Burn Prevention and Fire Safety Tips
  • First Aid and Emergency Care
  • Burn Disaster & Emergency Preparedness
  • Event Calendar
  • Educational Links

For Firefighters

Education—Firefighter Health & Safety

Due to the nature of their profession, Firefighters are at special risk for burn injury or smoke inhalation. A variety of educational programs focusing on ways to minimize risks and promote good health are available for presentation at your Fire Department or Academy. To arrange a program contact the Burn Outreach Coordinator at (804) 828-9242.

Old Dominion Firefighter Foundation http://odburn.org

Related Links:

Old Dominion Professional Firefighters Burn Foundation
American Burn Association
Central Virginia Burn Camp
Children’s Hospital of Richmond
International Association of Firefighters
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Inc.
The Virginia Chapter of AFSA - Golf Tournament
VCU Department of Surgery
VCU Plastic Surgery Residency Program
VCU Medical Center
VCU Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
VCU Division of Acute Care Surgical Services