Greater Victoria firefighters fund burn-care equipment at Royal Jubilee Hospital

Specialized equipment to be purchased with gift monies

Fire departments from across the Capital Region have pooled money raised through various initiatives in the past two years and donated it to the burn unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

A donation of $11,764 will be put toward the purchase of an Olympus Endoscope and light-source machines, which are used when patients suffer burns to the throat.

The B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ burn fund is supported by fundraisers such as Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days dance. Saanich’s fire department sells calendars featuring its members, and in Victoria, auctions are held with the grand prize being a dinner cooked by four firefighters.

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