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Four decades ago Fire Fighters visiting patients in the Burn Unit saw a critical need and started contributing money for Burn Unit medical equipment and to help patients on their journey to recovery. Inspired by such spontaneous generosity, Captain Alex Blake from the Coquitlam Fire Department proposed a province-wide initiative……And the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund was formed.

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1978 – BC Professional Burn Fund established

1970’s – The 1st  Bright Nights event

1996 – The 1st Summer Burn Camp for Burn Survivors

1996 – Burn Awareness Program Launches

1997 – Burn Fund commits $1 million to VGH Burn Unit

1999 – Hot Water Burns Like Fire Program Developed

2002 – Recognizing need for  Burn Fund Centre

2003 – Inaugural Hometown Heroes Lottery

2005 – Burn & Wound Healing Research Lab Opens

2007 – The Future is Mine Program official launch

2009 – City of Vancouver promises Long Term Lease for the Centre

2011 – Too Hot for Tots Program Launches

2012 – $13.1 Million Burn Fund Centre Campaign is Launched. Concert Properties makes philanthropic contribution to the campaign

2013 – BC Professional Fire Fighter Locals make $1.4 Million pledge to the Centre Campaign

2014 – Ground Breaking Ceremony of the BC Burn Fund Centre . Construction begins!

2016 – Grand Opening  of the BC Burn Fund Centre

2017 – Endowment Fund launches with $ 2 million start, with a Goal of $10 Million.