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Thank you for supporting AARBF in 2021 and beyond. Donate Today 50 Stories from people impacted by burns for 50 Years of AARBF. 50 Stories

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation was created because in one moment, an accidental fire tragically ended a child’s life and impacted a family forever.

Since 1971, AARBF has been spreading the word across California about fire safety and burn prevention, all while helping burn survivors and their families find hope and support in the wake of challenging experiences. Our communities have been made safer because of decades of passionate work from volunteers and allies, and we look forward to continuing these efforts with your help.

In celebration of 50 years of AARBF, we invite you to take a moment of your time to make a positive impact, prevent a burn injury, or read stories from people whose lives have been affected by burns. It only takes a moment for a burn injury to change a life forever—and it only takes a moment for you to make a difference.

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Donate

By making a donation to AARBF, you are supporting burn survivors and aiding in our fight for a safer California free from burn injuries.

Volunteer

Your time and energy can make a difference. Learn more about becoming a volunteer and the many different ways you can give back through AARBF.

Share Our Story

Make sure others know about AARBF by sharing our website with friends and family. Don’t forget to follow AARBF on social media, too!

Attend An Event

Take a look at our schedule of upcoming events and add them to your calendar.

Fire safety and burn prevention knowledge is important for all ages, which is why AARBF provides resources for everyone from young toddlers to seniors. By taking basic precautions, we can all help to prevent burn injuries in our homes and communities.

Firefighters In Safety Education (FISE)

Senior Prevention and Risk Conversations (SPARC)

Wildfire Preparedness

Lucky the Fire Burping Dragon

Meet the Johnsons, A Fire-Safe Family

Stop Drop & Roll

50 Stories

Learn how one moment can change a person’s life forever by reading stories from burn survivors, their families, and others impacted by burns and AARBF.

In Memory of Alisa Ann Ruch

Discover more about the little girl who inspired a movement.

50 Stories

Learn how one moment can change a person’s life forever by reading stories from burn survivors, their families, and others impacted by burns and AARBF.

In Memory of Alisa Ann Ruch

Discover more about the little girl who inspired a movement.

AARBF Scholarships

We are pleased to offer a number of scholarships for burn survivors and their families who have been involved in the life of our organization, connecting them with opportunities and financial support to pursue their dreams.

Woody & Louise Bridge to Life Scholarship

Aiming Higher Scholarship

Phoenix World Burn Congress Scholarship