Cobb County firefighters will be at businesses throughout the county today, May 11 and May 18—the first three Fridays of the month—for the Give Burns the Boot annual fundraiser.
They're collecting money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and a camp for children with burn injuries.
Each station will decide where to go, spokeswoman Denell Boyd said, so there isn't a fixed list of locations. But firefighters typically go to places like and , she added.
One definite collection point is Town Center mall, Boyd said.
The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation works to educate the public in burn awareness and prevention and supports the Burn Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.
In the past nine years, the foundation has awarded more than $185,000 to departments across the state for fire safety and burn prevention programs.
Money raised by Cobb County firefighters also goes to Camp Oo-U-La, the state’s only camp exclusively for children with burn injuries. Last year the camp celebrated its 19th anniversary and welcomed 94 campers.
The burn foundation entirely pays for the cost of the camp.
Those wanting to donate directly to the foundation can do so online. And don't forget that for Northeast Cobb Patch's free e-newsletter, you can designate the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation to get a $1 Patch donation.