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Spirit of Courage Awards

On May 4th, 2017 the Burn Institute presented 10 local heroes with the Spirit of Courage Award. This prestigious recognition is given to local members of the community who risk their lives in an effort to save another from a fire related accident. Held at the Hilton San Diego Resort &
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Firehouse to Donate $10,000 to the Burn Institute

Firehouse to Donate $10,000 to the Burn Institute   Firehouse is donating $10,000 to the San Diego Burn Institute at Firehouse World 2017. The presentation will take place during the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the San Diego Convention Center. This is the 3rd consecut
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Stay Safe this Holiday Season

When most people think about the holidays, family festivities and good cheer likely come to mind. What few of us consider is that the holidays also present an increased risk of home fires. Home fires during the holiday season often involve cooking, Christmas trees, candles and holiday
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2016 Firework Safety

ALL fireworks, including caps, poppers and sparklers, are illegal in San Diego County and can cause serious injuries that can last a lifetime. Even though they are illegal, many residents still engage in lighting off these dangerous explosives. A report from the U.S. Consumer Product
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26th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby

  On Saturday, June 4th crowds gathered at the San Diego County Fair to attend the 26th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby. The day was jam packed with interactive fire and safety activities for the little ones, dynamic demonstrations and of course, th
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Demo Derby Pre-Rally Block Party

Pre-Rally Block Party The firefighters who participate in the Demolition Derby donate countless hours working on their cars and fundraising for their derby team. To show off their customized clunkers, the Burn Institute hosts the “Demo Derby Pre-Rally” where friends, famil
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2016 Spirit of Courage Awards

2016 Spirit of Courage Recipients Nominated by Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District: On January 25, 2015, Mark Mariani and his wife were driving on Via De La Valle when they noticed a vehicle on the other side of the road had crashed into a tree and no one had pulled over to assis
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National Burn Awareness Week–February 1-7

Scald injuries are painful and require prolonged treatment. They may result in lifelong scarring and even death. Prevention of scalds is always preferable to treatment and can be accomplished through simple changes in behavior and the home environment. In conjunction with Burn Awarene
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Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving is the leading day for cooking related home fires. Be sure to stay safe this holiday by following the tips below:
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5th Annual Golf Classic & Party in the Paddock

On October 5th and 17th 2015, The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Burn Institute Auxiliary hosted the 5th Annual Golf Classic and Party in the Paddock. Hundreds of community supporters and fire service personnel joined together for this festive celebration in s
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