Each year Nova Scotia Fire Fighters respond to thousands of emergency calls. Fire fighters respond to the problem as quickly as possible,
but the commitment and dedication to the injured does not end when the emergency is under control and trucks are back in the station.
Incorporated by local fire fighters in 1983, the Nova Scotia Fire Fighters' Burn Treatment Society is a non-profit charity that has contributed burn care equipment and educational materials to our local hospitals, assisted burn survivors with post hospital care, and supported burn survivors with their ongoing issues as they continue the long struggle to recover physically and emotionally. The reward is immeasurable as we witness milestone moments in a survivors long road to recovery.
If you want to learn more about us and perhaps interested in becoming a member of the Society please feel free to contact us
Nova Scotia Firefighters Weekly 50/50 Draw
Since inception the take home prize has typically been over $100,000 each week!
We would like to thank everyone who has been supporting us in this draw. Because of you we are able to maintain funding for our programs. If you would like to find out more about the fundraiser and/or participate in the next draw, simply click here for your chance at the next jackpot. Good Luck!
8th Annual Canadian Burn Conference
The 8th annual Canadian Burn Conference will take place in person this year in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from October 21-23, 2022. The pre-conference ABLS workshop will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022, followed by the two-day conference which includes hot topics such as: multidisciplinary keynote speakers, dedicated session on paediatric and geriatric burn care, anesthetic considerations in burn surgery, beyond the burn: psycho-social needs and care for patients and their families, as well as breakout sessions for rehabilitation, nursing and nutrition, researcher and quality assurance, and first responders. The conference will also include clinical cases – acute and secondary reconstructive cases and the use of technology to advanced wound care.
Abstracts are now being acceptedfor the conference. Abstract submissions for oral and digital poster presentations are welcome. The submission deadline is September 5, 2022. Please visit the conference website for more information, including the preliminary agenda and see the abstracts page for details on requirements and how to submit an abstract online. Registration for the conference is now avaialbale by clicking here.
The timeframe for requesting funding from the Society for this conference closed on August 31. The Executive will be reviewing all submitted requests and responding to those who applied on or before September 7.
NSFFBTS Severs Ties With PayPal
Since May 2022 PayPal has refused the Society access to donations made by the general public and our regular donors. To lift these restrictions PayPal is demanding personal information on members not associated with the Society's PayPal account. The Society views this as a breach of privacy for those individuals and has refused to comply to protect the rights and privacy of these individuals. PayPal has since refused to close the account and pay out the balance. Therefore, we are asking members of the public not to use PayPal when submitting donations to the Society. PayPal is a US based company. We have recently linked with a secure Canadian charitable organization to receive online donations (see link at the top of this page). Anyone who has made a donation to the Society since May 2022 is encouraged to contact PayPal and request a refund. We appologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and trust you understand our position on this matter. If you have any questions in regard to this issue, please feel free to contact the Society's Treasurer.