The Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund accepted a $6,400 cheque Friday proceeds from the third annual RONA Kutthroat Construction Competition at the 2017 Northern BC Home and Garden Show.
RONA Kutthroat Construction is loosely based on the hit TV show, Cutthroat Kitchens. RONA donated $3,500 per house in materials plus additional sponsored product and pitted three teams of home builders against each other to build playhouses of their own design in order to raise money for charity over a 26-hour period. This year’s teams included Piche Homes, Burleigh Building Ltd, with help from some Prince George firefighters, and Bragg Construction. To keep things interesting, each team had the ability to place sabotages on competing teams.
These sabotages took place on Saturday, April 22, also known as Sabotage Saturday, and raised an additional $1,600 for charity for a total of $12,800 raised.
The Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund was born almost four decades ago when firefighters 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.
The Prince George Firefighters Local 1372 are proud supporters of the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. Through the support and generosity of Prince George, they have been able to sponsor (name) a room in the new Burn Fund Centre located at 3891 Main Street, Vancouver.
The Prince George Firefighters Local room is one of eight fully accommodated suites in the home away from home Burn Fund Centre for patients and their families while traveling the road to recovery.
Burleigh Building Ltd and the Firefighter team were also thrilled to win the public vote and be named the 2017 RONA Kutthroat Construction Champions.