Hall County citizens have placed first in the Annual “Give Burns the
Boot” Drive, benefitting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation [GFBF] with over $83,000 in donations. Your firefighters collected donations from citizens to the cause on three consecutive Fridays during the month of October. This makes the fourth consecutive year that Hall County citizens have placed first in the State of Georgia for donations with over $276,000 raised in four years.
Hall County Fire Services was one of more than 100 fire departments throughout the State of Georgia that participated in the 37 th year of “Give Burns The Boot”® fund- raiser.
“The citizens of Hall County have set the standard for contributions to the Burn Foundation across the State of Georgia for the last four years,” Fire Chief Chris Armstrong said. “This in itself says a lot about our community and their support for the mission of our agency and public safety as a whole.”
The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to partner with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety and prevention education, support medical facilities, and assist burn survivors in their recovery. Among activities made possible by Boot Drive proceeds is “Camp Oo-U-
La,” Georgia’s only camp held exclusively for burn-injured children. The camp, paid for entirely by the GFBF, allows campers one week a year in which they can live without society’s comments and stares, and just be kids.
An incentive of 10% of the total collected by each department is returned to the local fire department for ongoing fire prevention and safety efforts. This means, thanks to our citizens’ generous contributions, that Hall County Fire Services will receive over $8,300 for local fire and life safety education programs.
Personnel from Hall County Fire Services attended the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation Luncheon on February 4, 2020 to receive recognition for their efforts in 2019.