Video of Our Run Along Mission Street, SF
Video by Bill Roth
The Fire Associates of Santa Clara Valley recently participated in an annual fund-raising event to benefit severely burned children. Held to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, the Peninsula Firefighters Burn Relay involves a procession of antique, classic, and in-service fire and police apparatus that winds its way between Moffett Field and San Francisco. During the day-long event, the Code-3 relay stops at various fire stations to "collect" funds raised by all the departments.
This year, FSU-1 and FSU-2 both were part of the event. FSU-1 was driven by Mike Garcia with Jerry Haag along as a passenger, while John Whitaker and Bill Roth shared the driving in FSU-2. In order to stay in service, FSU-1 went as far as Menlo Park. At that point, Mike returned with the support unit to Santa Clara while Jerry joined up with FSU-2 for the remainder of the trip up to San Francisco.
At the end of the day, $87,618.72 was collected, including a donation from FASCV. The money is used to fund a week-long summer camp for severely burned children and fire safety education efforts.
John's photos from the event can be viewed at:
-- Report submitted by John Whitaker