Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby

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29th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighters Demolition Derby

When: June 1, 2019
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds in the Del Mar Arena
Cost: Free with admission to the San Diego County Fair

The Burn Institute’s 29th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby is scheduled for June 1, 2019 during the San Diego County Fair. This exciting event includes “live” firefighting demonstrations, a fire and burn prevention pavilion, safety demos, a firefighter obstacle course for the kids, and much more all kicking off at 11am. The Demo Derby will be taking place in the Del Mar Arena.

The Firefighter Demo Derby always enjoys a packed house–by far the Burn Institute’s most popular event among the fire service! Last year’s event did not disappoint. The spectators at the standing room only event cheered the drivers on with deafening energy! It gives local firefighters the opportunity to crash for a cause. Returning again this year – Double the Derby Action! Admission is free with your Fair ticket.

11:00am— Derby Pits Open | 12:30pm– Burn Run Parade of Fire Engines | 1:00pm– Opening Ceremonies and Meet the Teams | 2:00pm—First round Demo Derby Heats | 3:00pm– Live Fire and Safety Demos | 4:30pm– Last Chance Qualifier Derby Heats | 5:30pm– Final Derby Heat

Pre-Rally Block Party

When: May 29, 2019
Where: Bay Park San Diego on Ashton Blvd. between Morena and Chicago
Cost: Free admission with $5 food and drink tickets. 100% of ticket sales will be donated back to the Burn Institute!

The Burn Institute, local Bay Park businesses and firefighters from all across San Diego County will be joining together for a smashing showcase of derby cars at the Firefighter Demolition Derby Pre-Rally Block Party.

This family friendly community event will be taking place on Wednesday, May 29 from 5pm-8pm on Ashton Blvd. between Morena and Chicago. The Block Party will feature cuisine from neighboring restaurants including Bay Park Fish Company, Luce Bar & Kitchen and Siesel’s Old Fashioned Meats, a craft beer garden from Poseidon Project, live music from local band Third Project and a whole lot of family fun!

Firefighters will be showing off their customized clunkers before the smash them in the June 1st Firefighter Demolition Derby, taking place at the San Diego County Fair. Get an up close look at the derby cars and a chance to meet the local heroes who will be driving them. Food and drink tickets will be sold for $5.00 each and 100% of the proceeds will support the Burn Institute, a local non-profit that provides fire and burn prevention education and burn survivor support services.

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