The Fire & Burn Foundation prides itself on being a resource to the community. In keeping with this goal, the Institute has worked diligently to develop and strengthen its strong relationship with schools, service clubs and other community-based organizations – and in particular the fire service – throughout Riverside and San Bernadino counties.

Examples of the Fire & Burn Foundation's commitment to the community include public service announcements, speakers bureau and the annual Courage Awards Banquet.

Hope & Courage Awards

Nominate a Local Hero Today!

The nomination period for our annual Hope & Courage Awards is now open. Please download the form below to submit your nomination.

This year's ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Pechanga Resort & Casino. 



  1. The nominee must have performed an exceptionally courageous act attempting to save another person from death or serious burn injury from any fire source – house, car fire, chemical, etc.  (Civilian and/or uniformed personnel may be nominated).
  2. The rescue attempt must have involved a significant degree of personal risk – exposure to either death or severe injury. (The courageous act must have occurred within the Fire & Burn Foundation’s service area – Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Mono County and Inyo County.)
  3. Firefighters and law enforcement personnel are eligible for this award, but must have displayed a level of commitment not required or expected in the performance of their daily duties.

Nomination Period:

January 2018 - December 2018

Nomination Form:



Nominations are solicited. Nominations received by set deadline. Committee receives nominations for review. Committee meets for selection. Recipients notified and invited to the banquet. Recipients and their guest are admitted to the banquet at no cost.


About Us

The Fire & Burn Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 California nonprofit health agency. The agency is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, all elected by the process stated in agency by-laws.

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