Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fire Associates Participates in Annual Burn Relay

Photo By Bruce Dembecki
For the second year in a row, Fire Support Unit 2 joined the Peninsula Burn Relay. Staged by the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF), the event raises money to enhance the quality of life for burn survivors and promote burn prevention education.
The annual collection of antique, classic and in-service fire rigs travels up the Peninsula from Moffett Field to San Francisco collecting donations at various stops along the way. Escorted by a dozen or more motorcycle police officers, the vehicles all travel with their lights and sirens on as they make their way up the Peninsula. It's quite a sight!
At the conclusion of the event, representatives from the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation said, "Thank you Bay Area for a great Relay! The 24th Annual Peninsula Firefighters Burn Relay raised over $66,000.00 for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation!"
Fire Associates Contributes to Burn Foundation
During the Peninsula Burn Relay, Jerry Haag represented Fire Associates and made a contribution from the organization to the AARBF at Mountain View Fire Station 1.
The Foundation thanked the following supporters:  Moffet Field Firefighters Association, Sunnyvale Public Safety Department and Public Safety Officers Association, Mountain View Fire Department, Fire Associates of Santa Clara Valley, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Palo Alto Fire Department, Atherton Police PAL, Menlo Park Fire Department, Woodside Fire Department, Redwood City Fire Department, Belmont Firefighters Association, Foster City Firefighters Association, San Mateo City Firefighters Association, California Chapter of SPAAMFAA, Central County Firefighters, Millbrae Firefighters, San Bruno Professional Association, South San Francisco Fire Department and Union, Daly City Firefighters, Tom Shafer Income Tax and Real Estate, Half Moon Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Colma Firemen Social Club, San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco Local 798, San Francisco Black Firefighters Association and all of the supporters that made this event possible!
  • A great selection of photos by Shonda Ranson can be viewed at:  Burn Relay