For the next three Saturdays, Forsyth County firefighters will be collecting donations in boots to go toward fire safety and burn victim cases.
The Forsyth County Fire Department will be one of more than 100 fire departments in the state to participate in Give Burns the Boot, an annual fundraiser where firefighters collect donations at intersections for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.
“Our firefighters enjoy interacting with citizens, while also fundraising for such a worthy cause,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said in a news release. “The Forsyth County Fire Department is grateful to serve such a charitable community.”
Donations will go toward fire safety and prevention education, burn survivor services and to Camp Oo-U-La, a weeklong summer camp for children with burn injuries and their siblings. Some funds will be returned to the local department for fire prevention and education efforts.
Since 1990, fire departments in the state have raised more than $19 million for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.