Burns are serious and at times life-threatening injuries that require the highest level of medical care. As the regional burn center for a 150-mile radius, the Firefighters Regional Burn Center is the only facility in the Mid-South certified to treat patients with all types of burns, no matter how severe.

For many patients, acute care is the first phase of their journey. Our renowned medical expertise and compassionate, person-centered approach have made us a leader in treating complex burn emergencies. Our goal for every patient is to address their acute medical needs while establishing the foundation to ultimately help them resume their pre-burn activities.

Our team is unique in that it is led by board-certified plastic surgeons who are trained to provide the highest level of lifesaving surgical and reconstructive care. Our surgeons and burn-certified advanced practitioners are available 24/7, which allows us to immediately address critical injuries in a way that protects life and optimizes quality of life.

Acute Burn Care

Acute burns are some of the most devastating injuries patients can face, and we know every second counts when delivering successful care. To ensure optimal outcomes for our patients, our specialized team begins emergency medical care as soon as a patient arrives.

Treatment begins in our dedicated emergency room. Pain management starts immediately, and each patient’s burns are cleaned in a special hydrotherapy room and then dressed appropriately. Physicians and certified burn nurses assess the wounds and develop a plan for immediate acute care of the burn injuries and any additional injuries.

Some patients with smaller burns can heal at home and continue treatment on an outpatient basis. For large and severe burns, patients are admitted to our facility so we can continue lifesaving care including fluid management, smoke inhalation treatment, infection prevention and surgery.

Reconstructive Care

As patients recover, our multidisciplinary team offers high-observation medical care in dedicated intensive care and step-down inpatient rooms. Because burn patients have difficulty regulating their body temperature, our rooms can be heated with each patient’s comfort and safety in mind.

Surgery is a crucial component of recovery. Our team performs procedures to remove damaged tissue and prevent infection, reconstruct lost tissue using a patient’s own skin or a synthetic skin substitute, and to improve the appearance and function of scarred tissue. As plastic surgeons, our physicians have the skill to operate with health, function and aesthetics in mind. This leads to better results for all burns, especially in complex parts of the body like the hands, arms and face.

Our patients also benefit from physical and occupational therapy also specifically known as burn rehab, nutrition, pharmacy and wound care services. Because these services are available onsite and provided by burn care specialists, we can offer early and evolving intervention that is proven to help patients heal more quickly.

Elite Medical Team

As burn specialists, our providers understand the unique needs our patients face. Every member of our specialized team is crucial to guiding patients through their acute and reconstructive care:

  • Board-certified plastic surgeons
  • Intensive care physicians
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Burn-certified advanced practitioners
  • Burn-certified nurses
  • Burn-certified physical and occupational therapists
  • Wound care specialists
  • Dedicated nutritionists and pharmacists

State-of-the-art facility

Patients also benefit from cutting-edge technology and a facility designed to put everything they need under one roof:

  • Dedicated burn emergency department to receive patients
  • Hydrotherapy treatment room for wound cleaning
  • 2 dedicated burn operating rooms
  • 14 intensive care-capable patient rooms
  • Onsite pain management service
  • Dedicated pharmacy
  • Dedicated burn rehabilitation center
  • Wound Care Center
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber

Burn App

The Firefighters Burn Center’s mission to provide lifesaving care extends beyond our walls. We are proud to host a smartphone app that allows us serve as a resource for physicians throughout the Mid-South as they care for patients with burn injuries.

Our team is available 24/7 to share its expertise and experience. Physicians who use the app can contact us for virtual patient assessment, treatment guidance and transport guidance. In some cases, our physicians can help a provider who is many miles away successfully address a burn injury. For more severe injuries, we can facilitate early care to ensure patients are successfully and safely transported to our facility for further treatment.

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Locations and Contact Info

Firefighters Burn Center

890 Madison Avenue
Ground Floor Turner Tower

Memphis, TN 38103

1-800-351-3434