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September 2019

Chiefs’ Golf Classic

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Burn Institute Auxiliary have joined together to raise funds for the fire and burn prevention education and burn survivor support programs of the Burn Institute. The Chiefs’ Golf Classic will take place on Monday, September 30th at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course and is sure to be a great day of golf with fire chiefs, as well as corporate and community leaders. Registration and lunch, provided generously by Phil's BBQ,…

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October 2019

Party in the Paddock

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds Paddock, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
Chiefs Golf Classic And Party In The Paddock

The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Burn Institute Auxiliary joined together to raise funds for the fire and burn prevention education and burn survivor support programs of the Burn Institute. This year’s Nautical themed Party in the Paddock will take place in the Paddock of the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 19. Join us for this fun and festive evening to celebrate and raise funds for the important work of the Burn Institute. We will kick…

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February 2020

Burn Run 5K

February 1, 2020
De Anza Cove Park, 3000 N Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
Burn Run 5K

Every year, we host a spirited 5K to support the Burn Institute and promote Burn Awareness Week. When you run or walk in the Burn Run 5K, you raise funds to support burn prevention education and burn survivor support programs! Among children age 4 and under, scald injuries are the most prevalent burn injury. Scald injuries are painful and require prolonged treatment – and can result in lifelong scarring and even death. The prevention of scalds is always preferable to…

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March 2020

Firefighter Boot Drive

March 1, 2020
Firefighter Boot Drive

What began 20 years ago as a grassroots effort backed by the fire service, the Burn Institute’s countywide Boot Drive has become a hallmark fundraiser for the organization, raising an average $200,000+ for BI programs and services every year. Each year, hundreds of uniformed firefighters from fire departments all over San Diego County come together for a common goal, hopping aboard their engines to meet at intersections within their communities. At those traffic lights, they collect donations in their boots…

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May 2020

Spirit of Courage Awards

May 1, 2020
Spirit Of Courge Awards Banquet

Each year, the Burn Institute pays tribute to a special set of local heroes. These heroes risked their lives in an effort to save another person from burn injury or death. In 1974, members of a local support group for burn survivors, Burns Recovered, approached the Burn Institute with the idea of honoring these courageous citizens. Many of the burn survivors were rescued by such brave individuals. Naturally, they wanted to express their strong appreciation publicly. The Burn Institute supported…

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June 2020

Firefighter Demo Derby Pre-Rally Block Party

June 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bay Park San Diego, Ashton Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110
Firefighter Demo Derby Pre Rally Block Party

The Burn Institute, local Bay Park businesses and firefighters from all across San Diego County will be joining together for a smashing showcase of derby cars at the Firefighter Demolition Derby Pre-Rally Block Party. This family friendly community event will be taking place on Wednesday, June 3 from 5pm-8pm on Ashton Blvd. between Morena and Chicago. The Block Party will feature cuisine from neighboring restaurants including Bay Park Fish Company, Luce Bar & Kitchen and Siesel’s Old Fashioned Meats, a…

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Fire and Safety Expo & Firefighter Demolition Derby

June 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Del Mar Arena, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
Fire And Safety Expo Firefighter Demolition Derby

The Burn Institute’s 30th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby will take place in June 2020, during the San Diego County Fair. This highly anticipated annual event includes firefighting and safety demonstrations, a fire-and-burn-prevention pavilion, and of course, the Firefighter Demolition Derby. The Demo Derby always enjoys a packed house and is by far the Burn Institute’s most popular event among the fire service! Fire departments from across San Diego County modify clunkers to smash head to…

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