Firefighters Donate to Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center

Baton Rouge, La. – Eight children will be able to attend camp this year, thanks to The Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana (PFFALA) and their $10,000 donation to Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center. The statewide “I’m Still Me” burn camp allows children who have survived burn injuries to spend time with other survivors, building self-esteem and supporting emotional healing.

“We are honored to receive this generous donation to our Regional Burn Center,” said Mark Slyter, President and CEO of Baton Rouge General. “We appreciate not only the lifesaving work of the PFFALA, but their compassion and support for children recovering from burns.”

The PFFALA has represented career professional firefighters throughout Louisiana since 1940, beginning its first fundraiser in October 2012.

Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center was first established in 1970 and is one of only 125 burn centers in the U.S. verified by the American Burn Association. Because of the limited number of burn centers across the nation, Baton Rouge General plays an integral role in supporting other Gulf Coast states when the need arises.

Chad Major, President of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana PFFALA, recently presented a donation to Mark Slyter, Baton Rouge General CEO, for the Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center to support pediatric burn survivors attending the “I’m Still Me” statewide burn camp.

Among the Regional Burn Center’s offerings are support groups and counseling as well as educational resources. Learn more about the BRG Regional Burn Center’s resources and team of experts by visiting here or by contacting (225) 387-7717 or

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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