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Firefighters have always played an important role in the Burn Foundation’s mission. Over 30 years ago, in 1988, the employees of Doctors Hospital and the firefighters who brought in burn patients for treatment teamed up to create the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation – which would later become the Burn Foundation of America – in order to assist the people who they often found sleeping in plastic chairs and in the hallways of the hospital as they anxiously awaited news of their loved ones being treated there.

Today, firefighters continue to get involved in many ways. From annual boot drives to hosting can trailers at their stations to serving on our Board of Directors, firefighters are there along every step of our mission. If you would like your department to get involved, email info@burnfoundation.net.

The Burn Foundation is proud to partner with 45 Fire Departments throughout the states of Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Boot Drives

Each year, dozens of fire departments throughout Georgia and South Carolina come together to support burn patients being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center and their families by hosting Boot Drives. Hundreds of firefighters gather at various locations throughout their communities to collect money in their boots to benefit Burn Foundation of America. These generous donations provide services to our burn patients and their families, including lodging, meals, transportation, medication, and anti-scarring garments – all at no cost.

Firefighter hosted Boot Drives make up approximately 30% of the Burn Foundation’s annual fundraising. Our firefighters’ commitment to burn survivors and their families goes beyond the frontlines. Without their continued generosity and support, the Burn Foundation of America would not be what it is today.

Can’t attend a boot drive near you?

If you, your department, or association is interested in hosting a Boot Drive in your area to benefit the Burn Foundation of America, please contact Jennyse Quinones at jquinones@burnfoundation.net or (706) 831-2555.

Can-It Campaign

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Fire departments throughout the Georgia-Carolina area host Can-It collection trailers which raised $24,144 last year.

Save your aluminum cans and place them in a plastic trash bag. You CAN support the mission of the Burn Foundation and be kind to the environment by recycling aluminum cans. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Collect your cans and place them in a plastic bag
  2. Drop the bag in a Can-It trailer at one of the collection sites listed below.
  3. Enjoy the satisfaction of helping burn patients while making our planet a nicer place to live.

For more information about how your fire department or organization can get involved, call 1-800-650-BURN


Augusta Fire Department

  • 1898 Highland Ave., Augusta, GA 30904 (Station #8)

  • 3507 Walton Way Ext. Augusta, GA 30909 (Station #9)

  • 1056 Alexander Dr., Augusta, GA 30909 (Station #10)

  • 3705 Old Waynesboro Rd Augusta, GA 30906 (Station #17)

  • 4185 Windsor Spring Rd., Hephzibah, GA 30815 (Station #18)

Centerville Fire Department

  • 500 N Houston Lake Blvd. Centerville, GA 31028

Columbia County Fire Rescue

  • 3910 Desoto Dr. Martinez, GA 30907 (Station #1)

  • 518 Gibbs Road Martinez, GA 30809 (Station #2)

  • 704 Fury’s Ferry Road Martinez, GA 30809 (Station #3)

  • 4590 Oakley Pirkle Martinez, GA 30907(Station #4)

  • 5079 Hardy McManus Rd., Evans, GA 30809 (Station #5)

  • 2264 William Few Pkwy., Evans, GA 30809 (Station #6)

  • 1090 Old Louisville Rd., Grovetown GA 30813 (Station #9)

  • 3141 Ray Owens Rd. Appling, GA 30802 (Station #10)

  • 6383 Columbia Rd., Appling, GA 30802 (Station #12)

Commerce Fire Department

  • 1491 S Elm St., Commerce, GA 30529

Doctors Hospital – Near Burn Center Entrance

  • 3651 Wheeler Rd. Augusta, GA 30909

Garden City Fire Department

  • 160 Main St., Garden City, GA 31408

Gray Fire Department

  • 111 James St., Gray, GA 31032

Grovetown Department of Public Safety

  • 306 East Robinson Ave. Grovetown, GA 30813

International Paper

  • 4278 Mike Padgett Hwy, Augusta, GA 30906

City of Pooler Fire Rescue

  • 1750 Quacco Rd. Pooler, GA 31322 (Station #4)

Port Wentworth Fire Department

  • 317 Cantyre St. Port Wentworth, GA 31407 (Station #1)

Richmond Hill Fire Department

  • 722 Timber Trail, Richmond Hill, GA 31324 (Station #2)

St. Teresa of Avila Church

  • 4921 Columbia Rd. Grovetown, GA 30813

Southeastern Firefighters’ Burn Foundation Business Office

  • 3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle Bldg. C, Augusta, GA 30909

Southside Fire Department

  • 10703 White Bluff Rd., Savannah, GA 31406

  • 1831 East Montgomery Cross Rd., Savannah, GA 31406

  • 155 Wilmington Island Rd., Savannah, GA 31410

  • 553 McWhorter Dr, Savannah, GA 31411

  • 1381 Dean Forest Rd., Savannah, GA 31405

Thomson Fire Department

  • 228 McCommons St., Thomson, GA 30824


Aiken Public Safety

  • 251 Laurens Street NW Aiken, SC

Beech Island Fire Department

  • 1565 Sandbar Ferry Rd. Beech Island, SC

Belvedere Fire Department

  • 204 Hampton Ave. Belvedere, SC

Bluffton Fire Department

  • 357 Fording Island Rd. Bluffton, SC

Blythewood Fire Department

  • 435 Main Street Blythewood, SC

Clarendon Fire Department

  • 219 Commerce Street, Manning, SC

Donaldson Fire Department

  • 2291 Perimeter Rd., Greenville, SC 29605

Edgefield Fire Department

  • 402 Main St., Edgefield, SC 29824


  • 246 Old Jackson Hwy., Beech Island, SC 29842

Lexington County Fire Department

  • 447 Oak Dr., Lexington, SC 29073 (Station #9)

Merriwether Fire Department

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