Events & Activities

Heroes, Hops & Hot Rods

Bertolucci’s Auto Body Shop, SacYard Community Tap House and the Firefighters Burn Institute presents Heroes, Hops & Hotrods: A celebration of Sacramento history, culture, and the first responders that help to keep our community safe.

Join us on September 18th from 2PM to 7PM at 33rd Street between Stockton and P Street.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Local brews poured by our local Firefighter Beertenders!
  • Food Trucks
  • Hot Rod Car Exhibit
  • Games
  • Raffle
  • Live music & dancing
  • and more!

Tickets include: Admission to event, unlimited beer & wine tasting, 1 meal ticket from a selection of food trucks, and the American Muscle car show exhibit!


Early Bird Special: 

$35/Ticket OR 2 for $60, ends July 31st

General Admission:

$40/Ticket OR 2 for $70

$45 at the door 

Must be 21 years of age or older to enter

Regrets, no pets

Birdies for Burns Golf Tournament

Firefighters Burn Institute’s
Birdies for Burns Golf Tournament

Monday May 9, 2022

Catta Verdera Country Club
1111 Catta Verdera
Lincoln, CA

Registration opens at 8am
Shotgun start at 11am

Foursomes will go on sale January 2022! 

Birdie for Burns Gold Tournament

Thinking about staying overnight?

Special rates are available at SpringHill Suites Sacramento

10593 Fairway Drive
Roseville, CA 95678

World Burn Congress Scholarship Program

Provided by the Firefighters Burn Institute

The Firefighters Burn Institute provides a limited number of scholarships for burn survivors and the medical professionals that care for them to attend the Phoenix Society’s “World Burn Congress.”  The scholarship typically includes round-trip airfare, hotel costs for approved conference nights and conference registration.

World Burn Congress (WBC) can be a life changing experience, not only for burn survivors, but for their family, friends and caregivers as well. WBC offers a supportive environment for transformational healing and gives those affected by burn injuries the tools to thrive again. Each year hundreds of burn survivors from all over the world come together to share their stories, find resources for their recovery and build a network for support. World Burn Congress is the world’s largest gathering of the burn community, connecting attendees with resources, support, and each other.

The Firefighters Burn Institute is honored to provide scholarships to those in need who would not otherwise be able to experience this life changing conference.  The conference helps burn survivors and their families understand and cope with the physical and emotional challenges associated with burn recovery.  WBC not only offers burn survivors the chance to meet others overcoming similar challenges, but also gives the hope and encouragement to go beyond merely surviving.

Conference Dates

2021 Phoenix WBC: Engage
May 14, 2021
This is a one-day virtual “mini” WBC featuring Sonya Renee Taylor, a speaker on radical self love.  
Scholarship Application Deadline: May 10, 2021

Apply Online for WBC: Engage

2021 Phoenix World Burn Congress
October 22-24, 2021 
This years’ conference will be held VIRTUALLY! 
Scholarship Application Deadline: October 17, 2021

Apply Online for World Burn Congress 2021

How to apply for a scholarship to attend WBC:

In order to be considered for a scholarship through the FFBI, please review the World Burn Congress Scholarship Application for instructions and requirements.

Chili Cook Off – POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

6-10 p.m.

Sacramento Regional Fire Museum: 3650 Industrial Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691

The 7th Alarm Chili Cook Off benefiting and hosted by the Firefighters Burn Institute is scheduled for Saturday, October 16th from 6PM to 10PM. Join us for the chili cooking competition featuring firefighter and civilian teams counting on YOUR vote to win the big 1st place title!

Unlimited beer, wine, and chili tasting, live music, dancing, silent auction, raffle, and more!


The Firefighters Burn Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel our 7th Alarm Chili Cook-Off that was scheduled to be held on Saturday October 16, 2021 as it does not meet the health and safety recommendations around COVID-19 for indoor events. This fun-filled event is one of our favorite annual fundraisers, however; out of an abundance of caution for the community, the decision to cancel was necessary.

Ready to throw your hat in the ring?

To participate as a contestant in the Chili Cook-Off, contact Rachel Crowell at (916) 739-8525 or

Got Beer?

To participate as a beer vendor, please contact Kristen Graham at (916) 739-8525 or

Business Owner?

Sponsorship opportunities available! Sponsorship application packet coming soon.

Contact Kristen Graham at (916) 739-8525 or

Firefighter’s “A Tropical Affair”

The best tropical fundraiser event of the year is BACK — join us for the 9th Annual Firefighter’s “A Tropical Affair” Saturday June 25, 2022!

Come and enjoy an evening out on Saturday, June 25th with Sacramento’s finest restaurants, breweries and wineries for a great cause! This outdoor event will be held at the lawn behind Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento, CA. Live music entertainment, Hawaiian hula dancers, local celebrities as MCs, and a variety of foods and beverages provided by generous local business sponsors from the Sacramento area, all included in the price of admission.

Please be safe and never drink and drive! 

Burn Community Picnic

Survivors of all ages, Firefighters, and Burn Unit staff along with their friends and family enjoy a FREE day of good BBQ, games, and FUN! Please RSVP to Valorie Smart at or by calling (916) 739-8525 by 9/17/2021. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 26th, 2021
11AM – 2PM

LOCATION: Hagan Community Park, 2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 

Helping Burn Survivors Since 1973