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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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »