A registered charity established in 1978 by the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association, the Burn Fund provides life saving, life supporting, and life enriching services to the people in British Columbia.
More than 3,800 professional fire fighters from 51 communities around the province are building the Burn Fund’s vision. We dedicate our time and skills to support burn survivors and increase the public’s knowledge about fire and burn safety issues through the work the Burn Fund does with it’s Burn Awareness, Research and Prevention Programs.
If you or your one of your loved ones should ever get a serious burn, you would be sent to one of the following burn units which we support. These include: BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn, Plastic & Trauma Unit at Vancouver General Hospital, the Burn Program at BC Children’s Hospital, the Royal Jubilee Hospital Burn Unit, and Burn Treatment Centres in Regional Hospitals throughout British Columbia.
The Burn Fund finances essential burn survivor support programs, including patient care items, staff training and statistical and research programs as well as an annual burn camp for young burn survivors. Powell River’s 13 Professional Fire Fighters donate off-duty time and skills attending various local fund raisers in support of this worthy cause. In 2015, we raised $350 profit in donations from water, pop and t-shirt sales at Blackberry Festival.
As an ongoing fundraiser, we carry Fire Dept T shirts and toques that can be obtained at Station 1. Thank you Powell River for your ongoing support and we’ll see you at our annual Black Berry Street Festival fundraiser.
In November our Charitable Society donated $6000 raised throughout the year to the BCPFFA Burn Fund Center building.
Another contribution rolled in for the Burn Fund – thanks to the Town Centre Hotel and everyone who participated in this Christmas’ Gingerbread House competition! $450 was raised toward the new Burn Building