Rancho Santa Fe firefighters to participate in Boot Drive March 12

Rancho Santa Fe firefighters will be taking to the streets again this year to help raise money for burn survivors. The annual Burn Institute Boot Drive, which raises money to fund burn survivor support services such as Camp Beyond the Scars, will take place on Tuesday, March 12.

Firefighters will be standing at major intersections throughout the district

during the morning and afternoon commute, collecting monetary donations

of any amount in empty fire boots.

“We look forward to this event every year,” said Firefighter Nathan Fritchle,

who is coordinating RSFFPD’s efforts this year. “It’s a great chance for us to interact with members of the community and raise funds for a very important cause. It also creates a friendly competition among participating fire agencies to see who can raise the most money.”

Fire Chief Tony Michel added “Due to the nature of this once-a-year endeavor, there may be some minor traffic delays at a few intersections in our district.

We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we strive

to raise money for this great cause.”

The Burn Institute is a nonprofit agency dedicated to burn prevention

and support for burn injury survivors and their families. For more information on the Boot Drive and the Burn Institute, visit