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Georgia Firefighters 'Give Burns the Boot'

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Firefighters across the state are pulling out their rubber boots this weekend, but they don't plan to wear them.

They'll collect money for burn patients.  The 16th annual Give Burns the Boot fundraiser is this weekend.

The proceeds go to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, which assists in the physical and mental recovery of burn victims and supports Georgia's two burn centers in Augusta and Atlanta.

Our goal for last year was $10,000, and we got well over $10,000, which was a blessing," says J.T. Robinson of the Valdosta Fire Department.  "This year, our goal is to promote fire safety, and to let people know that the Georgia Firefighter's burn foundation is out there."

The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation was established in 1982.  The foundation runs Georgia's only camp for burn-injured children.

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