Each year, dozens of fire agencies throughout Northern and Central California help make a positive difference in the lives of burn survivors by hosting a Boot Drive in their community.
Thousands of firefighters volunteer every year to collect money in their boots during the annual Firefighters “Fill the Boot for Burns” Boot Drive fundraisers for the Firefighters Burn Institute.
Donations are used to improve burn treatment and to fund life-altering burn recovery programs, including
Firefighters Kids Camp for young burn survivors and the Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp.
In 2019, our goal is to raise one half million dollars to support burn programs and regional burn centers. We are confident that with the help of fire agencies who have already stepped forward and made commitments to hold Boot Drives in 2019, we can meet this challenge.
See how much we have raised so far in 2019!
Find A Boot Drive In Your Area
FFBI hosts its Firefighters “Fill the Boot for Burns” Boot Drive annually in conjunction with National Burn Awareness Week in Citrus Heights at the corner of Sunrise Blvd. and Greenback Ln. at the Sunrise Mall in the Sunrise MarketPlace. This year the dates for the Sunrise Mall Boot Drive in the Sunrise MarketPlace are February 7-10, 2019. Aside from this Boot Drive there are are many “Satellite” Boot Drives all over Northern and Central California that benefit the Firefighters Burn Institute!
Find a Boot Drive in your area. (List last updated August 2019)
Can’t Make It Out To A Boot Drive Near You?
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If you, your department or association is interested in hosting a Boot Drive in your community, please contact the Firefighters Burn Institute at (916) 739-8525 or Rachel Crowell at