Connecticut Burn Center to celebrate 3-year, $150,000 grant

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On Thursday, March 6, at noon, the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital will celebrate a three-year, $150,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation that helped fund the renovation of the center’s nursing station and staff work area. The grant funds are supplemented by the proceeds of the annual Bridgeport Harbor Station Golf Classic, which is […] [Read More]
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The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital

Westport fire dept. host burn center fundraiser

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On Thursday, February 20th the Westport Fire Department, L-1081, will be co-sponsoring a benefit for the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. As a longtime supporter of the burn center, the department will be teaming up with area Fire Departments, the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, and the Connecticut Burn Center to host a wine and beer […] [Read More]
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Stay fire-free this Halloween

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It’s the time of the year for festive costumes, endless candy, spooky jack-o-lanterns, and creepy decorations. The National Fire Protection Association is reminding everyone to take a few simple precautions to keep Halloween safe and enjoyable. Though candles — a Halloween staple — can create a spooky atmosphere, they’re also dangerous. Between 2006 and 2010, […] [Read More]

Tips for Burn Awareness Week

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The first full week of February is Burn Awareness Week, and Dr. John Schulz, medical director of The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, has a few tips for staying safe. According Schulz, nearly 70 percent of all burns occur in the home. According to the American Burn Association, burns account for 450,000 injuries and […] [Read More]

October is Fire Safety Month!

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October is National Fire Safety Month and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging Connecticut’s employers and workers to keep their workplaces safe from accidental fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than half of all non-residential structure fires from 2005-2009 occurred in workplaces. Almost 20 percent of those workplace fires […] [Read More]

Fund raiser to support Bridgeport burn center takes place Saturday

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The Stratford Fire Department will conduct a “Pass the Bucket” fundraiser for the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital during the Saturday, Oct. 1, pre-season hockey game, starting at 7 p.m., at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport between the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders. The evening will mark the […] [Read More]

Kaboom! How to avoid fireworks injuries this weekend

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July Fourth is just days and away, and you know what that means: That’s right — the weekend will be full of ample opportunity to enjoy fireworks displays. But if you’re planning to enjoy the festivities, medical experts urge caution. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commision, about 8,600 fireworks-related injuries happened in […] [Read More]