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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
$30
Burn Run 5K

Every year, we host a spirited 5K to support our organization and promote Burn Awareness Week (February 1-7, 2020). This family-friendly run is being held on Saturday, February 1 at De Anza Cove on Mission Bay. The event will showcase community partners, including local fire service, as part of our Burn Prevention Expo and focus on raising awareness for contact burns--when skin comes in contact with a hot object like coals from a fire-pit or a hot iron. Once you've…

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March 2020

Firefighter Boot Drive

March 5, 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 7, 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
Free
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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