Who We Are
The Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society (CFBTS) is a registered non-profit charity organization supported by 1400+ professional Calgary Firefighters. We are comprised of a 5 member Executive supported by a Board of Directors and numerous other volunteers.
What We Do
The vision of the CFBTS is to support initiatives that will improve outcomes and quality of life for burn survivors and individuals affected by other severe skin injuries. Our goal is to foster advancements in burn treatment, research, awareness, care and education. To achieve this, we have been providing funds through the Calgary Health Trust for continuing education and for acquisition of state-of-the-art clinical equipment to ensure the very best primary burn care at the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Centre (CFBTC) at the Foothills Hospital since 1978. The CFBTC is the primary burn treatment referral centre for burn patients in southern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia, southwestern Saskatchewan and northern Montana.
More recently, the CFBTS recognized that creating opportunities in research to develop innovative treatments to regenerate the skin would be necessary to realize our ultimate objective. To this end, we invested $1 million dollars over 5 years (2015-2020) in order to develop the CFBTS Chair in Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing, which is currently held by Dr. Jeff Biernaskie.
We would like to thank all our sponsors, supporters and the Calgary Firefighters Association – Local 255 for their continued support throughout the years.