Help EFR ‘Give Burns the Boot’ during festival

October 1, 2013

By Staff

The volunteer association for Eastside Fire & Rescue will staff a “Give Burns the Boot” booth during the two-day Salmon Days Festival.

You can easily spot the 5-foot firefighter boot ready for your donation.

This is the Northwest Burn Foundation’s 24th annual “Give Burns the Boot” fundraising event.

“We not only collect money for the Northwest Burn Foundation, but we also provide burn prevention information to the public,” volunteer firefighter Anita Sandall, EFR Northwest Burn Foundation coordinator, said in a press release. “With so many people attending during Salmon Days, there’s no better opportunity to collect funds for burn survivors then over the two days we will be part of the festival.”

Burn victims and survivors come from many walks of life, with the highest group being children. Approximately 116,000 children are treated for fire/burn injuries each year. The most common rooms in the house for injury are the kitchen and bathroom. In Washington state, scald injuries, caused by hot liquids or steam, are the second leading cause of death to children in the age group 0-4 years of age.

Learn more about the fundraiser at www.nwburn.org.

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