A parade of fire apparatus from the around the Bay Area stopped in Belmont and other Peninsula cities on Thursday as part of the annual Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation - Burn Relay.
According to Belmont police spokesman, Capt. Pat Halleran, the parade stopped in Belmont at about 11:30 a.m. yesterday to receive a donation from Belmont firefighters for the foundation.
The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury.
Thursday’s event started at Moffett Field, in Sunnyvale and
worked its way up the Peninsula, stopping at fire departments along the way to collect donations
raised by firefighters, ending in San Francisco Fire Department.
AARBF brings together health care providers, firefighters, emergency workers, burn care professionals, burn survivors and others to enhance the quality of life for burn survivors and prevent burn injuries.
One of the AARBF programs is the Champ Camp, a week-long, residential summer camp experience free to child burn survivors. The main focus of camp is for burn survivors to have fun and just be kids away from medical procedures and financial hardships. The $750 donation from the Belmont Firefighters will pay for one child to attend the camp.