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Forsyth Fire Has Successful Boot Drive

Forsyth County had the fourth largest boot drive total among all of the participating fire departments throughout the state.

The annual Forsyth County Fire Department’s 'Give Burns the Boot' held this past May generated $20,820.

“The overwhelming generosity of the community was evident once again,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman in a press release. “We are always grateful for the support the annual boot drive event receives.”

That generosity also gave Forsyth County the fourth largest boot drive total among all of the participating fire departments throughout the state. Together, Georgia communities raised more than $450,000 this year through local boot drive events.

The donations collected during the fundraiser will go to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation to be utilized for fire safety and prevention education, the support of medical facilities and the assistance of burn survivors in their recovery. The 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.

“This event not only assists us right here in Forsyth County with our local fire safety programs, but it also allows us to help the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and their many worthwhile efforts,” said Bowman.

This year's boot drive was held at intersections throughout the county on May 5, 12 and 19.

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.

To receive more information, visit the foundation's website.

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