Burn  Survivors &




Fifteen years ago after learning about the plight of the six firefighters that were entrapped and burned in the Malibu Fire and the lack of available resources for their families, Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors was formed.  This non-profit organization is managed by firefighters and civilians who volunteer their services to assist those that have been affected by burn injuries.   Through this organization, support ranges from family and patient visits to providing material and/or monetary donations to the patients and/or immediate family to assist during the critical time of recovery.


On May 5, 2014, Mercy Air Helicopter flew Quest volunteers to the Big Bear City Airport where they were met by personnel and units from the Big Bear Professional Firefighters’ Association and Baldwin Lake Volunteer Fire Department.  During this time, the Firefighters’ Association presented Firefighters Quest with a check in the amount of $500 and the Baldwin Lake Volunteer Fire Department gave a donation as well.


With the assistance of a California Highway Patrol unit, Fire Department members and Quest volunteers then caravanned to the Grizzly Manor Cafe for a delicious meal provided by Jayme Nordine, owner of the Grizzly Manor Café and an anonymous benefactor.  With renewed energy, the Quest volunteers visited with retired Glendale Firefighter Art Voltz of Fawnskin and Rick Bowers of Bad Bear Sportswear who designed t-shirts for the Quest fundraising golf tournament held on March 20 at the Moorpark Country Club before returning to the airport.


Big Bear firefighters proudly support Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors and thank the Big Bear community for their generous support of fundraising events that made this donation possible.