RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe firefighters will be taking to the streets again this year to help raise money for burn survivors. The annual Burn Institute Boot Drive, which raises money to fund burn survivor support services such as Camp Beyond the Scars, will take place on April 6 Firefighters will be standing at major intersections throughout the district during the morning and afternoon commute, collecting monetary donations of any amount in empty fire boots.
“We look forward to this event every year,” said Engineer Tim Wood, who is coordinating Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District’s efforts this year. “It’s a great chance for us to interact with members of the community and raise funds for a very important cause. It also creates a friendly competition among participating fire agencies to see who can raise the most money.”
The Burn Institute is a nonprofit agency dedicated to burn prevention and support for burn injury survivors and their families. For more information on the Boot Drive and the Burn Institute, visit www.burninstitute.org.
The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District is “To protect life, property, and environment through prevention, preparedness, education and emergency response.” Formed in 1946, the Fire District now spans approximately 38 square miles and protects more than 29,000 citizens. The Fire District currently operates out of four full-time fire stations and serves the communities within and surrounding Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, and 4S-Ranch.