Sonora – City of Sonora Fire Department Firefighters will be conducting a Boot Drive for the Firefighters Burn Institute (FFBI).
Firefighters will suit up and “Fill the Boot for Burns” on Friday, November 28, 2014 during the Christmas Parade and also on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Firefighters from City of Sonora Fire Department will volunteer their time to collect donations at the intersections of Restano Way and South Washington, and Restano Way and Stewart Street.
The program was founded in 1973 by Sacramento Area Fire Fighters, Local 522, to assure the best possible burn treatment and recovery programs are available in Northern and Central California. The FFBI helped establish the first burn unit in Sacramento in 1974 and continues to donate medical equipment, fund burn research and provide free burn recovery programs, including two annual summer camps for young burn survivors. FFBI pledged two million dollars toward the construction of the new Regional Burn Center at U.C. Davis Medical Center. The new 7,900 square foot, 12-bed burn unit now provides comprehensive care with the most technologically advanced treatment options available to burn patients throughout inland northern California, northwest Nevada and southern Oregon.