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Event slated for first three Saturdays in May

The Forsyth County Fire Department is joining more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot”® during their annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, motorists can expect to see firefighters at intersections throughout the county on three upcoming Saturdays: May 7, 14 and 21.

Donations collected during the boot drive will be presented to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. The collected funds will be utilized for fire safety and prevention education, the support of medical facilities and the assistance of burn survivors in their recovery. Money raised will also go to Camp Oo-U-La®, Georgia’s only camp held exclusively for burn-injured children.

A portion of the total funds raised will be returned to the Forsyth County Fire Department to support local fire prevention and education efforts.

In addition to filling firefighters’ boots at intersections, donations can also be made online via the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation virtual boot drive at https://fundraise.gfbf.org/forsythcountyfire.

“We are sincerely appreciative of the support the boot drive receives each year,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “The Forsyth County Fire Department is privileged and honored to serve in such a caring community.”

The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established to assist with fire prevention and safety education and the treatment and recovery of burn survivors. Atlanta area firefighters founded the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation in 1982. The Burn Foundation has grown to now serve all of Georgia.

The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation’s primary source of fundraising is the annual “Give Burns the Boot”® boot drive. To receive more information, visit www.gfbf.org.

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