ABOUT EFBTS

 

The Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, Edmonton Chapter, was founded in 1977 by local Edmonton Fire Rescue Members Joe Hudson, Greg Stelmer, Jim Flannagan, Paul L'Heaureux, Merle Schness, Otto Kruger, Jack Vigsbol and Ken Edmonton. These volunteers saw a need to bring a burn treatment unit to Edmonton and worked tirelessly to have this vision come true. With out standing up to the Shriners and advocating to be the ones to bring a burn treatment unit to Edmonton, the Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit at the U of A Hospital would not exist and be the facility it is today.


EFBTS is managed and supported by local firefighters who volunteer and dedicate their time to raise funds to improve the treatment and care of those who have sustained a thermal injury. The Firefighters Burn Treatment Society has essentially no overhead or administrative costs. At the conclusion of our annual year long campaign, ending December 31st; all funds received are presented to the Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit at The University of Alberta Hospital at our Annual General Meeting and Luncheon held each spring. EFBTS designates that the funds are be used to support burn research, treatment and recovery. This includes the purchase of new and specialized equipment, ensuring enhanced patient care. It allows for the continuing education of burn unit staff to remain current and share new treatment techniques. We also designated funds to the support The Alberta Fire Fighters Burn Camp.


Since its incorporation in 1977, the EFBTS has donated close to $13 million to the University Hospital Foundation, including gifts-in-kind. Over the last 10 years, the Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Society (EFBTS) has donated over $2.5 million to the University Hospital Foundation in support of the University of Alberta Hospital’s Edmonton Firefighters’ Burn Treatment Unit, regarded as one of the best in Canada.

 

CONTACT US

 

We would love to hear from you.  If you have any questions about camp, our events, fundraisers, or calendar please send us a message.  

  • Suite #1, 7024 101 Avenue NW
    Edmonton, AB T6A 0H7
  • General Inquiries Email : info@efbts.ca
  • Media/Social Media Inquiries Email: media@efbts.ca
  • Burn Camp Contact: will.grabia@efbts.ca


Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors!

ATCO ELECTRIC

ATCO ELECTRIC

Atco has been one of our longest and most commited sponsors. We could not do the work we do without them.

University Hospital Foundation

University Hospital Foundation

Advancing the health of Albertans by connecting generosity to support innovation and excellence at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Edmonton Clinic and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

Park Derochie

Park Derochie

Park Derochie contributes regularly to numerous sectors including school programs, youth sports, health foundations, charities and community programs. This has included $25,000 to The Ablerta Fire Fighters Burn Camp. Thank You

EDMONTON FIRE DEPARTMENT RETIREES

EDMONTON FIRE DEPARTMENT RETIREES

Thank you to our retirees who continue to support EFBTS.

Easter Seals

Easter Seals

Thank you to Easter Seals for being the host camp location for the Alberta Firefighters Burn Camp for Children and supporting EFBTS.

West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall

Thank you to West Edmonton Mall for your continued support for our Turn Up the Heat Calendar Events.

CDI COLLEDGE

CDI COLLEDGE

CDI College raised more than $12,600 for the Edmonton Firefighters' Burn Treatment Society (EFBTS)

ECECAF

ECECAF

Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund to date have sponsored over $700,000 supporting education, upgrades to the burn unit and burn research lab.

EMPIRE IRON WORKS

EMPIRE IRON WORKS

Every year Empire Iron Works Ltd. hosts a golf tournament in which we invite their clients, vendors and employees to have a fun filled day of golf and raising funds for a charity within our community. We are proud of our 4 year partnership.

DOUBLE DIAMOND ELECTRONICS

DOUBLE DIAMOND ELECTRONICS

Double diamond electronics supports the Edmonton Firefighter Burn Treatment Society

SYC Brewing Co.

SYC Brewing Co.

SYC Brewing Co. collaborated with Firefighters from Station no.23 to create the No.23 brew. 100% of proceeds from sales of this beer went to EFBTS.

Centre High

Centre High

Centre High partners with EFBTS for the Annual Centre High Truck pull with shares of proceeds from the engaging fun event going to EFBTS.

Oil City Mechanical

Oil City Mechanical

Oil City Mechanical supports EFBTS by running fundraising campaigns that donate $100 from each furnace/AC installation to EFBTS.

Shell Scotford

Shell Scotford

Thank you to Shell Scotford for continuing to support EFBTS.

Beanzilla Coffee

Beanzilla Coffee

Beanzilla Coffee has partnered with EFBTS with donating $1 from every bag of their Frontliner blend to EFBTS.

Petsmart Charities

Petsmart Charities

Thank you to Petsmart who participates in our Stuff-A-Truck event by donating plush toys to be given to children who are admitted to the Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit or received care in out Acute Burn Clinic.