VIDEO: Dr. Fagan talks fireworks safety with WRDW

Watch as BRCA’s Dr. Shawn Fagan talks about firework safety with WRDW. Watch the video here: Burn expert urges fireworks safety for Fourth of July (wrdw.com). For more safety tips, check out our post on firework safety here: From fires to burns, help keep the holidays safe with these firework safety tips – Burn and […]
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Photo of several ambulances ready to go

EMS Week at BRCA

As paramedics toil in the battle again Covid-19, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants to use National EMS Week to celebrate the efforts of these medical professionals.
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Josh Williams Firefighter and Burn Survivor

One man’s unwavering passion in the wake of trauma

When hot smoke spreads across a room’s ceiling during a fire, the gasses emitted can combine with the rising temperature until every exposed item reaches the point of combustion almost simultaneously. This phenomenon is called a flashover, and on Labor Day 2018, Lt. Josh Williams found himself in the middle of one, leaving him alone, without […]
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Grayson Cadle Hands Close Up

Grayson Cadle survived an explosion. Now he wants to help others.

All Grayson Cadle did was flip a light switch. On July 9, 2018, a leaking tank of butane in a neighboring apartment had filled the Cadle’s unit with volatile fumes. Focused on relaxing after work, the 22-year-old from Belize City, Belize, didn’t notice the smell and went to turn on a light—that spark of electricity […]
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Patient celebrates “Hand-iversary” by giving back

James Mercado III was eight years old when an accident with an exercise bike severed four fingers from his hand. During his month-long stay at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, surgeons were able to reattach two of the severed digits. While he was there, James watched as other […]
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