National Burn Awareness Week: BRCA partners with Augusta Fire Department for a grease fire safety demonstration

February 4, 2022

Augusta, GA—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), the nation’s largest system of burn care, partnered with Augusta Fire Department for a safety demonstration on the dangers of grease burns in the kitchen. Following the American Burn Association’s theme, this year’s National Burn Awareness Week (Feb. 6-12) will focus on “Burning Issues in the Kitchen” with this safety demo and other helpful tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.

The demonstration will include two scenarios to put out a grease fire. The scenario shows the correct way to put out a grease fire by smothering it, and the second, by pouring water on it, a very common and costly mistake.


In-person interviews Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Fred Mullins M.D. Tower at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center. (Campus map below)

  • Interview with Beretta Craft-Coffman, PA-C, Chief Clinical Officer at BRCA
  • Interview with Chief Burden/Fire Marshal Beasley/Public Information Officer Jason DeHart from the Augusta Fire Department
  • Pre-recorded footage of grease fire demonstration, including multiple angles.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking and most cooking fires in the home involve the kitchen stove. Since 2019, BRCA has seen a 47% increase in grease burns, and 11% of those burns treated at BRCA involved pediatric patients.

For more information about the safety demonstration or about Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, contact Christina Maraone, VP of Marketing, at [email protected] or call 855-863-9595.

For cooking safety tips and more National Burn Awareness Week articles, visit our blog or click here.

 About Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America is the largest system of burn care in the United States. Each year, our physicians and advanced practice providers treat patients of all ages for a wide range of injuries, including thermal, chemical and electrical burns, skin and soft tissue disorders, complex wounds and traumatic extremity injuries. For more information, visit our website at or visit our social media accounts on InstagramFacebook or LinkedIn.

About Doctors Hospital of Augusta

Doctors Hospital of Augusta, is a full service, 354-bed acute care hospital where we provide personalized care and are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Leading the way in robotic surgery, advanced orthopedic procedures, emergency care, and women’s services, we have expert physicians our patients can rely on, who are committed to excellent outcomes in a safe environment. As the home of the largest burn center in the United States, the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, we provide complex and comprehensive burn and wound care for more than 3,000 patients from across the country each year. For more information about services, facilities, and physicians, please visit