Latest Highlights

July 20, 2020
Nominations Now Being Accepted for Gayheart Prevention Award!

Leland Gayheart was a 23 year old firefighter that lost his life due to a devastating burn injury in 1991. As a tribute, the Leland Gayheart Prevention Award was created to encourage prevention programs within local fire departments. An honorarium is awarded annually to fire departments whose innovative efforts have demonstrated a statewide, countywide, or citywide impact on prevention and fire safety. This award is presented in joint effort by the Gayheart family and the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center. This prestigious award includes an $1,000 honorarium and a plaque.  Submit a nomination proposal by September 10, 2020.

Teddy Bear Drive Axemen 2016
December 20, 2019
Detroit Axemen donate teddy bears to Trauma Burn

Prior to the holidays, a group of firefighters called the Detroit Axemen donated over 300 teddy bears. This non-profit motorcycle club comprised of current and retired firefighters, are truly generous individuals and enjoyed their visit to the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center.

December 6, 2019
Santa and Dearborn Firefighters visit the Trauma Burn Center

The kids, families, firefighters, staff, and volunteers enjoyed themselves at the Toy Run on December 6th! The Dearborn Firefighters shopped for 28 of our former patients and Santa even made a special stop on the unit. There were many smiling faces, take a look at the collage!  

The date for next year has already been set, mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 2, 2020!