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Our Mission Our mission is to significantly reduce the number of burn injuries through prevention education, and to enhance the quality of life of those affected by burn injuries in California. ABOUT US Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation Celebrates 50 years LEARN MORE Donate Our organization relies on the kindness and generosity of our supporters. We are grateful for every donation we receive, and are committed to helping burn survivors and their loved ones and preventing future burn injuries. SUPPORT US

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Who We Are

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury.



A donation to our cause is one of the best ways to support our organizations.

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Contribute your time and energy into making a difference with AARBF as a volunteer.

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Get Help

AARBF supports burn survivors and family members with a variety of supportive services.

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Survivor Services

Recreational Events

We are wholeheartedly dedicated to providing services to those who have been affected by burn injuries.

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Emotional Support

Burn survivors and their families need a special kind of support, and AARBF is prepared to help.

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Financial Assistance

AARBF offers emergency financial, food, and transportation assistance for burn survivors and their families.

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More important than what we do is why we do it. Here are last year’s numbers.


Burn survivors and family members who received services


Burn survivors and family members visited in the hospital


Community members reached for burn prevention


Students reached via Firefighters in Safety Education

Latest Burn Bulletins

The Burn Bulletin is a monthly electronic newsletter with articles on upcoming and past AARBF events and programs and news of interest to fire fighters, burn survivors, the medical community, donors and volunteers.

October 2021 Burn Bulletin
11 Oct 2021

October 2021 Burn Bulletin

Over the Labor Day weekend, September 4-6, 2021, AARBF hosted The Getaway Family Camp! We welcomed 14 burn survivors and their 41 family/support members at Camp Oakhurst in Coarsegold, CA.

September 2021 Burn Bulletin
13 Sep 2021

September 2021 Burn Bulletin

In lieu of an in-person celebration of our 50th Anniversary, the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation invites our friends, family and community, to attend our FREE Virtual 50th Anniversary Gala on October 2, 2021. Event includes the unveiling of AARBF’s “Origins of Stop, Drop and Roll” museum exhibit, special guest appearances and online auction.

August 2021 Burn Bulletin
05 Aug 2021

August 2021 Burn Bulletin

For the past 50 years, the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation has been a part of thousands of stories within our burn community. This community includes survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and supporters.

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