San Diego Burn Institute
March 4, 2013 (San Diego's East County) -- Hundreds of firefighters across the County will take to the streets on March 12 for the annual "Fill the Boot for the Burn Institute" effort. Firefights will collect cash donations at major intersections during morning and afternoon commutes. The effort is organized by the San Diego-Imperial County fire Fighters Advisory Council, the Burn Institute, and the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association.
Proceeds from April 6 event benefit the Burn Institute
April 6, 2011 (San Diego) -- Local firefighters take to the streets today for the 12th Annual Firefighter Boot Drive -- a countywide effort to support the Burn Institute.
The Boot Drive began as a grassroots effort backed by the fire service and has been going strong for more than a decade. It is now a hallmark fundraiser for the Burn Institute. In 2010, more than $210,000 was raised for the organization. Scroll down for a list of locations where firefighters will be asking the public to "fil the boot."
All fireworks illegal in County, from sparklers to bottle rockets
July 1, 2009 (San Diego) -- The Fourth of July is almost upon us – a time for family picnics and fireworks displays. Yet all too often, the public fails to consider the harsh consequences when amateurs play with fireworks. In the wrong hands, fireworks can lead to property damage, personal injury – even death. “In San Diego County, fireworks are not only dangerous but also illegal,” said James Floros, Burn Institute Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. Floros points to the thousands, nationwide, who are injured each year from fireworks -- particularly children.