Events & Activities

Burn Community Recovery Cruise

4 Night Ensenada & Santa Barbara Cruise on Princess Cruises

March 22-26, 2018

The Burn Community Cruise is the first of its kind in burn recovery programs. The cruise serves as a great mini-vacation for attendees and an outlet for support and healing.

For some survivors, this cruise is the first step for them to venture out of their safety zone since leaving the hospital. Recovery sessions led by burn survivors and medical professionals offer a wonderful opportunity for growth while meeting others who have gone through similar experiences to build a network of support. Program facilitators are licensed and trained professionals whose mission is to help burn survivors go “beyond surviving” their burn injuries.

30 cabins have been reserved for burn survivors, firefighters, burn care professionals & friends of the Firefighters Burn Institute!

  • Interior cabins from $344*
  • Exterior cabins from $414*

*Prices are per person / double occupancy. The price includes all meals and on-board entertainment.  Prices do not include gratuities or alcoholic beverages.  Pricing may vary on cabin location and does not include taxes or port fees which are estimated at $75/person.

Scholarships are available to burn survivors and awarded on an individual basis.  Scholarship deadline: November 1, 2017. Please contact our office to apply!

Download the flyer. For questions or more information contact Marcos at (916) 739-8525 or

To book your cruise now contact Joshua at Cordially Yours Travel (916) 838-3960 or–>

2014 “A Tropical Affair” Gala Fundraiser

A Tropical Affair

Save the date!  On Saturday, June 28, 2014 we will hold our 3rd Annual Firefighters “A Tropical Affair” fundraiser. With over 300 guests in attendance in 2013, we expect the next one to be an even bigger success!

Come and enjoy an evening with Sacramento’s finest restaurants, breweries and wineries! This outdoor event will be held in Sacramento and will include live music entertainment, Hawaiian hula dancers, Courtney Dempsey and Mark S. Allen of Good Day Sacramento as MCs, and a variety of foods and beverages provided by generous local business sponsors from the Sacramento Area.

Farrell’s Plane Crash 40th Anniversary Memorial

Farrell's Memorial Site

In 1972, a jet airplane attempting to take off from Sacramento Executive Airport, crashed into a crowded Farrell’s ice cream parlor, killing 22 people and burning many others. In the aftermath, the tragedy additionally took one more life. A Sacramento firefighter, Gene LaVine, and eight members of his family died in the fiery crash.

Shortly after the crash, Cliff Haskell, a Captain with the Sacramento Fire Department, convinced the Sacramento Area Fire Fighters Local 522 to allow him to begin to work in establishing a specialized burn unit for the area. Cliff began fund-raising campaigns and the Firefighters Burn Institute was formed in December 1973.

Event Details

Please join the Firefighters Burn Institute, City of Sacramento, Sacramento Fire Department and the family and friends of those who perished in the 1972 Farrell’s Plane Crash for the 40th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony on:
Sunday, September 23, 2012
1:00 PM
City of Sacramento Public Safety Center
5770 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822

This event is open to the public.

2014 FFBI Crab Feed

About The Crab Feed

Our annual Crab Feed is a great time! Tickets are ONLY $50/each and includes:

  • All-you-can-eat salad, antipasto, pasta and of course… fresh, cracked crab!
  • No Host Cocktails, including the fine brews of American River Brewing Company
  • Raffle, Silent Auction & Delightful Dessert Silent Auction
  • Music & Dancing
Check out the fun from this year’s event! We look forward to seeing you in 2015!


The Crab Feed was originally started by the Sacramento Area Firefighters Burn Center Committee years ago. The SAFBCC turned the event over to the Firefighters Burn Institute in 2004 and with some of the original Committee Members still serving, the Crab Feed lives on. This group of dedicated members put a lot of hard work and effort to present a first class crab feed!

2013 “A Tropical Affair” Gala Fundraiser

A Tropical Affair

On June 22nd 2013 we held our 2nd Annual “A Tropical Affair” Gala fundraiser. With over 300 in attendance, it was a huge success!

This evening, outdoor event was held at Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento and included live music entertainment sponsored by local band, RADIO, Hawaiian hula dancers, Courtney Dempsey and Mark S. Allen of Good Day Sacramento as MCs, and a variety of foods and beverages provided by generous local business sponsors from the Sacramento Area.

Helping Burn Survivors Since 1973