At age 8, Alisa Ann Ruch was fatally injured in a backyard barbecue accident. Using their tragedy as a catalyst for change, Alisa Ann’s parents partnered with Southern California firefighters to found the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, in 1971. AARBF’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for burn survivors and promote burn prevention education.
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We are looking for a volunteer to reach out to community organizations regarding Health and Safety Fairs and Fire and Burn Safety.
This role includes
- researching ongoing Health and Safety Fairs throughout the city of San Francisco (and around the Bay Area)
- creating a calendar of these events
- reaching out to organizers and creating relationships with them
- requesting that we be put on the roster of organizations to present at these events
This role would also be an opportunity for you to be present at the fairs themselves. This entails:
- communicating about scald and hot water heater safety to parents (scalds are the leading cause of burns in toddlers)
- teaching kids to Stop, Drop and Roll
- handing out coloring books to children
- educating people about How to Cool a Burn