Events & Activities

Tough Mudder Sacramento: Team FFBI

Tough Mudder 2017

Firefighters and Nurses from the local area are getting ready to get muddy for a good cause! On Saturday, June 10th, team FFBI (Firefighters vs. Nurses) will be running the rigorous 10 to 12 mile, 20+ obstacle Tough Mudder course at Gibson Ranch County Park in Elverta, CA. They have pledged to collectively raise $10,000 for the FFBI before the big day!

Support their fundraising goals by donating through their 2017 Crowdrise campaign.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact our office at (916)739-8525 or

Upcoming 2017 Tough Mudder Fundraising Events

Saturday, May 6- Sactown Union x Tough Mudder Event (2PM to 6PM)
Join us for a beer (or few) at Sactown Union Brewery in Sacramento for an afternoon of jazz music by Element Brass Band, Smokers Wild BBQ and a special release of the First Responders Helles Lager. $2 of each Helles Lager purchased and $1 from all other beers will be added to the Tough Mudders fundraising totals which will all go to the Firefighters Burn Institute. Families and friends welcome!

Wednesday, May 17- Franco’s Kitchen Fundraiser (5PM to 9PM)
Franco’s Kitchen in Lodi will be donating all the proceeds from their famous chili and a percentage of the proceeds from all other orders between 5PM and 9PM. Please join us for some great food and don’t forget to show your flyer!

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.

ZUMBATHON: “Beat the Heat” 2016

Zumbathon “Beat the Heat” 2016 was a huge success!! visit CMYK Photography for event photos from the very talented Chris Kisela. Also make sure to check out our fun segment on Good Day Sacramento!

The Firefighters Burn Institute, third ZUMBATHON ®, Beat the Heat. Join us as we “Beat the Heat” while exercising with some of Sacramento’s best Zumba ® Instructors and Sacramento’s heroic Firefighters!

There will also be:

  • Fire Engine Display
  • Pictures with Sacramento’s Firefighters
  • Raffle
  • Shirt design station

Helping Burn Survivors Since 1973