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Recap: Firefighters “A Tropical Affair” 2015

On June 27th we held our 4th Annual Firefighters “A Tropical Affair” fundraiser. With over 600 guests in attendance, this was our best year yet!

Guests enjoyed an evening under the stars with Sacramento’s finest restaurants, wineries and breweries.

The event included live music with FOREVERLAND, Hawaiian hula dancers, CW31’s Mark S. Allen as the guest MC, and a variety of scrumptious food and beverages provided by generous local business sponsors from the Sacramento Area. Check out these fun photos from the event! 

Save The Date

We hope to see you all again next year for our 5th Annual Firefighter’s “A Tropical Affair” on June 25, 2016

2nd Alarm Chili Cook-Off

Save the date for the Firefighters Burn Institute 2nd Alarm Chili Cook-Off!

Our second annual chili cook-off is scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2015 from 6:30-10:00pm.

This year’s event will once again be held at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento and will include chili tasting, beer & wine tasting, raffle, silent auction, live music with The Mach 5 and much more!

For more information or to participate as a contestant please contact Rachel Crowell at (916) 739-8525.  Hope to see you all there!

ReUse It Clothing Drive: August 17th-30th

Message from the Director

This coming October the Firefighters Burn Institute will be providing scholarships to approximately twenty burn survivors and their family members to attend the Phoenix Society’s World Burn Congress (WBC) in Indianapolis, IN.  Over one-thousand burn survivors from all over the world attend this international conference.  What takes place at this conference is nothing short of magical.

During this annual meeting burn survivors come together to offer support, increase their knowledge of burn recovery, and share inspiring stories.  For many burn survivors, it is their first opportunity to connect with others on the journey of burn recovery.  Burn survivors and their families not only learn how to cope with their physical and emotional scars but more importantly they get to interact with their peers.  The healing that takes place during this conference is unparalleled.  

The Firefighters Burn Institute is fortunate that with the support from our donors and community we are allowed the opportunity to send so many burn survivors to this meaningful conference.  Believe me when I say, this is one of the most beneficial things we do as a charity. The support these conference attendees receive is truly life changing.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support.  We couldn’t continue to do the work we do without you!


Jim Doucette,
Executive Director, Firefighters Burn Institute
Retired Captain, Sacramento Fire Department

Fire Safety Tips

It’s summer which means BBQ’s, picnics and outdoor entertaining, but with that comes risk. NFPA has a few safety tips when hosting outdoor gatherings.

  • Always have an adult present when a portable fireplace or fire pit is burning.
  • Use sturdy candle holders that won’t tip over easily.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from open flames.
  • Use battery-operated flameless candles and solar powered patio torches instead of an open flame.

For more tips check out NFPA or the FFBI website’s have for you!