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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert Fredrick “Fred” Mullins on Sunday, June 14, 2020


We are devastated by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Dr. Robert “Fred” Mullins. Dr. Mullins was a giant in the burn/trauma community and it is hard to comprehend the loss of his presence.
Dr. Mullins was instrumental in the work of the Georgia Trauma Commission serving two terms as Vice Chairman. In addition, Dr. Mullins was a founding member and Chairman of the Georgia Trauma Foundation. He led countless Foundation initiatives including his desire to ensure access to high quality, statewide trauma education as well as advancing research opportunities in the state through research grant programs.
Perhaps his biggest contribution was the countless numbers of lives he touched, both personally and professionally. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing and working with Dr. Mullins, we honor him by continuing the work that was so very important to him. We extend our deepest condolences to the Mullins family and our colleagues at the Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America during this difficult time.


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert Fredrick Mullins on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Dr. Fred Mullins faithfully served as the Medical Director of the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital and President/CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America.
In his more than 30 years of caring for thousands of patients, Dr. Mullins helped transform burn care across the nation and the globe. A native Augustan, Dr. Mullins practiced under the leadership of the founder of the burn center, Dr. Joseph M. Still. Dr. Mullins became the Medical Director of the burn center in 2003 and led the center’s transformation into a national presence with 15 locations in eight states.
Dr. Mullins was a member of the Georgia Trauma Commission, a founding board member of the Georgia Trauma Foundation, chairman of the JMS Research Foundation, and was active with the BRCA Foundation and the Burn Foundation of America. In addition, he was a member of other various professional boards and organizations.
Dr. Mullins was immensely dedicated to his family. His loss will be felt across the burn world and beyond. His commitment to his patients, his craft and his staff was unparalleled, and he will be greatly missed.

AFY2020 EMS Trauma Equipment Ambulance Grant

The Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission (GTCNC) would like to say THANK YOU for

everyone that applied for the first FY 2020 EMS Trauma Related Equipment Grant cycles. The

GTCNC dispersed a total of $944,000 grant awards during FY 2020.

At the request of the EMS Subcommittee, the GTCNC approved another grant award

opportunity using AFY 2020 funding for your EMS agency “GRANTEE” to be used for purchase(s)

of Trauma Related Equipment to equip ambulances. The total amount of funds to be awarded

is $1,123,977 statewide. Our current ambulance count yielded 1,302 ambulances or

reimbursement up of $863.27 per ambulance. Funds will be distributed on a reimbursement

basis only. Attachment D contains the award amount per grantee.

Attached  FY 2020 GTC EMS Trauma Equip Grant Package Round 2  please find the following documents:

Attachment A – Grant Application

Attachment B – Instructions for the required notarized affidavit.

Attachment C – Approved equipment lists.

Attachment D – Awards by Region/Service.

The deadline to submit completed grant packets including your agency applications, affidavit

and copy of invoice or purchase order for reimbursement is on or before April 30, 2020.

Applications received after this date will be returned to the sender.

PLEASE NOTE: We will accept emailed (gtcbusinessops@gtcnc.org) or faxed (706-841-1980)

grant packets to begin processing, but MUST have the originals via mail. Completed grant

packets must be mailed or delivered to:

FY 2020 EMS Equipment Grant Round 2: Georgia Trauma Commission

410 Chickamauga Ave, Suite 332 Rossville, Georgia 30741


This grant can be used by the GRANTEE to purchase equipment that is on the required list for

ambulance licensure by the Georgia State Office of EMS and Trauma within the Joint Policy

Statement or the Commission approved list both in Attachment C. The purpose of the FY 2020

EMS Equipment Grant is to reimburse EMS Agencies for equipment purchased from the

approved equipment lists found in Attachment C. This has been updated with the approved

most recent equipment grant cycle.

Georgia Trauma Skills Procedure Labs- Multiple Locations and Dates

The Georgia Trauma Commission and the Georgia EMS Association is offering a Georgia Trauma Skills Procedure Lab in Georgia with two available sessions each day. The sessions have been approved by Georgia’s Office of EMS & Trauma for 4 hours of CEU’s.

Each Lab session will be the same lab for both AM and PM. There will be 5 to 7 rotating lab skill stations per session offering the following education: Direct/Video Laryngoscopy; EZ-IO; NIO; Chest Needle Decompression & Anatomy; Difficult Airway Simulation; and Bleeding Control & Wound Packing Simulation

Please follow the link for registration information!


Your registration will be confirmed upon placement in a group within a few days of registration.



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Injury Prevention Grant Information

Friday, December 20, 2019
Monday, December 23, 2019 – Friday, February 7, 2020
$10,000 – $30,000
The Georgia Trauma Commission in partnership with the Georgia Trauma Foundation is initiating a grant program that seeks to reduce the burden of injury in Georgia. To realize this goal, we are awarding several grants that will catalyze and advance priorities that address the top mechanisms of injury Georgia: falls, transportation injury, and intentional injury. Successful proposals will be data-driven and leverage community partnerships to provide evidence-based or evidence-informed injury prevention programming targeting at-risk populations. We will prioritize projects that demonstrate:
  1. Engagement of trauma system, community and professional partners
  2. Cost effectiveness
  3. Ease of replication and sustainability in a variety of settings
Any organization or agency in and serving residents of the state of Georgia able to receive funds.
Letters of Intents (LOIs) are required and are due Friday, December 20, 2019 at 5pm EST. LOI’S will not be used to prevent full application submission, they are only a guide to prepare for the review process.
LOIs must include:
  • Title of the project
  • The name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) of the Principal Leader(s)
  • Names and affiliations of partners and/or organizations, if any
  •  A 30-line abstract of the proposed project (Arial, 11-point font; 0.5-inch margins; single -spaced)
Experts in the fields of injury prevention will conduct a blind review and score applications based on programs that:
  • use a data-driven approach based on sources that may include trauma registry, hospital administrative data, public health or population data.
  • address major causes of injury in Georgia using evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies.
  • have an evaluation plan to measure the impact and disseminate these findings to further the field of knowledge.
  • are relevant across the state of Georgia or specific to regional needs within the State.
If you have any additional comments or questions please contact Lori Mabry at lori@georgiatraumafoundation.org.

FY2020 Regional System Improvement Grant

The Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission approved the FY2020 proposed budget of $ 264,247.00 for Regional System Improvement Grants. Every Regional Trauma Advisory Council is eligible to apply for the grant. Please have completed applications and proposal with budget information submitted by January 2, 2020.

Submit all applications to: gtcbusinessops@gtcnc.org

For additional information please contact us (706) 841-2800