Firefighters Give Burns the Boot

Annual drive raises money for Burn Institute

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    Firefighters are pulling up the Burn Institute by their boot straps.

    For the 12th straight year. San Diego firefigters took to the streets Wednesday morning for the Boot Drive, a countywide event in which firefighters with a boot in hand ask local commuters to donate money toward the Burn Institute.

    Proceeds benefit the Burn Institute's education programs and support channels such as Camp Beyond the Scars, a 25th annual retreat that provides young burn survivors a supportive environment to share their experiences.

    In 2010, nearly $210,000 was raised during the event, which will resume at major intersections during the evening commute.

    Firefighters are also collecting at their local stations.