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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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September 2020

Party in the Garden Online Auction

September 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - September 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Party In The Garden Website 4

Thank you to all of our sponsors and golfers who helped make the auction a success View Program Here   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 event, an online auction, will take place from September 4 - 11, 2020. Join us for this fun and festive virtual experience to celebrate and…

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Chiefs’ Golf Classic

September 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
$325.00
Golf

Thank you to all of our sponsors and golfers who helped make the Chiefs' Golf Classic a success View Program Here   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 28th at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course and is sure to be a…

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June 2021

Firefighter Boot Drive

June 17, 2021
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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September 2021

2021 Online Auction

September 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Bid

Register today for the 2021 Chiefs' Golf Classic Online Auction September 3-10 benefiting the Burn Institute. Click here to register.  While we will wait another year to throw a party, you can still participate in the fun of an online auction to support the Burn Institute. Your bids and donations will help us educate our communities to prevent fires, reduce the resulting burn injuries, and help all burn survivors thrive. You can be a champion for San Diego and Imperial…

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2021 Chiefs’ Golf Classic

September 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
Golf

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 27th 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. Please contact us at thaviland@burninstitute.org or call 858-541-2277…

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February 2022

POSTPONED- Burn Run 5K

February 5
$30
Burn Run 5K

Out of an abundance of caution for our staff, volunteers, burn survivors, and the community, we have made the decision to postpone our 5K. We plan on rescheduling this wonderful event and cannot wait to show everyone the amazing venue at Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center where you can run/walk and help raise funds for the Burn Institute. You can fill out the form below to receive an update once we have a new date! Every year, we host…

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March 2022

Firefighter Boot Drive

March 10
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 2022

Spirit of Courage Awards

May 5
Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 W Mission Bay
San Diego, 92109 United States
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 2022

Fire And Safety Expo Firefighter Demolition Derby

2022 Fire and Safety Expo & Firefighter Demolition Derby

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Del Mar Arena, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014

Derby Car Sponsorships Accepted HERE  The Burn Institute’s 30th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby will take place Sunday, June 12, 2022 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…

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