Posted by Al Anile
Guest Speaker Philip J Zaleski
Guest Speaker Philip Zaleski, Executive Director of Illinois Fire Safety Alliance gave the club assembly a demonstration of inner workings of his organization.
The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fire safety, burn prevention, and supporting burn survivors.
Through partnerships along with bringing together volunteers and supporters, the IFSA will accomplish its mission in an ethical, compassionate, and professional manner.
Boot Day for Burn Survivors Campaign
For more than 25 years, Boot Day for Burn Survivors has helped provide much needed support to those that have been effected by burn injuries.
As a result of Illinois fire service support, the IFSA has expanded upon its signature program, Camp "I Am Me," and has further developed new programs and events to assist burn survivors of all ages.
IFSA Day at the Illinois State Fair
Each year, nearly 40 volunteers join the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield to manage the Fire Service Tent and provide fire prevention education to fair-goers.
The tent allows kids and adults to climb on fire engines and wander through the “hazard house” while also receiving educational materials on fire safety through various stations and activities.
Camp "I Am Me" Fun Fair
The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp “I Am Me” runs an activity each year that continues to be camper favorite - Fun Fair! Dozens of tents, games, and activities are set-up on the campground for everyone to enjoy. Carnival games, face and hair painting, dunk tanks, bounce houses, prizes, and much more make for one of the highlights of Illinois’ camp for young burn survivors.
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