Forsyth County firefighters will join their counterparts at more than 100 fire departments across Georgia in May for the annual “Give Burns the Boot” fund-raising drive. FORSYTH COUNTY

Forsyth firefighters to ‘Give Burns the Boot’ in May

Forsyth County Fire Department personnel will join their counterparts across the state in May for the annual “Give Burns the Boot” fund-raising drive to benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

Working with local businesses, firefighters will collect donations at storefronts throughout the county on three consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, weather permitting, beginning May 3-4. Donations will be used for fire safety and prevention education and burn survivor services, according to a county announcement.

Part of the funds raised will be returned to the Forsyth Fire Department to support local education efforts. The giving also will support Camp Oo-U-La, a week-long summer camp for burn-injured children ages 7 to 17 and their siblings. More than 100 departments across Georgia will participate in this year’s fund raising.

“It is always a great honor to be a part of a fund-raising event that serves such a great cause,” said Forsyth Fire Chief Barry Head. Information:

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