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October 2022

Burn Institute Bash

October 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - October 22, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
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You are invited to the Burn Institute Bash tentitively scheduled for  Sunday, October 22 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach! Join us as we celebrate a great year with live music, a silent auction, appetizers and drinks, and more. Guests must be 21+ to attend. Sunday, October 22 1:00-3:30pm Belly Up Tavern 143 S Cedros Ave Solana Beach CA, 92075 Tickets: $125 individual, $200 Couple Guests must be 21+ to attend Want to be a Bash Sponsor? Email…

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March 2023

Firefighter Boot Drive

March 9
Firefighter Boot Drive

What began 20 plus 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…

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May 2023

Spirit of Courage Awards

May 4
Burn Institute Awards 2022

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 2023

2023 Fire and Safety Expo & Firefighter Demolition Derby

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Del Mar Arena, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
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The Burn Institute’s 31st Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby will take place Sunday, June 11, 2023 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. Schedule of Free Events 11:00 a.m. Free CPR training, safety education, activities for the kids, derby car viewing— Visit teams in the pits 11am-12:30pm 1:00 p.m. Burn Run Fire Truck Parade & Opening Ceremonies…

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September 2023

2023 Chiefs’ Golf Classic

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
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The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association will 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 25th 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. Sponsorship and golfing information coming soon. Please contact us at thaviland@burninstitute.org or call 858-541-2277 with questions…

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