The Fireman’s Challenge is a philanthropic effort created to benefit and raise awareness for the MCV Evans-Haynes Burn Center.

About MCV Evans-Haynes Burn Center

The number of Burn Units is decreasing across the country. I think it is wise that we are increasing the size of our unit. It’s important to offer the people of Virginia comprehensive burn care and that we be prepared for potentially unforseen catastrophes.

—Dr. Pozez Professor and Chair of the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


The VCU Evans-Haynes Burn Center is a 16-bed unit; eight serving as ICU and eight serving as non-acute beds. They treat 400-450 patients per year including pediatric and adult burn patients. The Burn Center serves as the regional resource for the care of acute burns and reconstructive needs of burn survivors and provides care for people injured from fire, chemical, scalds, electrical burns and skin loss injuries and diseases.


The Evans-Haynes Burn Center is dedicated to providing excellent interdisciplinary, holistic care for patients and their families across the lifespan, from point of injury until optimal restoration of function.


“To continue to build upon our illustrious history as the first civilian burn center in the nation; establishing ourselves as the foremost leader of comprehensive burn care for patients and their families; serving as the beacon for education, research and injury prevention.”

Fire Prevention Education

In addition, The Evans-Haynes Burn Center also provides education to EMS personnel, specialized government forces and rural hospitals. We participate in prevention education for child or adult care facilities and schools, please contact us for more information about Preventative Education.


The Evans-Haynes Burn Center at the VCU Medical Center was founded in 1947 by Dr. Everett I. Evans and is the oldest civilian burn facility in the United States. During Dr. Evan’s tenure as Burn Director, many advances in burn care were developed including the establishment of the first civilian intensive care unit and the development of the first protocol for fluid resuscitation post burn. After the death of Dr. Evans, Dr. B.W. Haynes directed the burn center for 36 years. The Unit celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2018.

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