The Hook and Ladder Ball
|In the early eighties, firefighters donned their formal uniforms and escorted their dates to one of the grandest events the city had to offer. The black tie extravaganza was an event not only a means to gather firefighters for an evening of fun and dancing but also an avenue to honor the daily heroism of firefighters. SFFD is bringing that event back for the first time in over 15 years.
On Saturday, May 4, the SFFD and the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation will be hosting the return of the Hook and Ladder Ball. Held at San Franciscos City Hall and featuring live music from the Cheeseballs and San Franciscos finest delicacies, the event is expected to reclaim its place as one of the Citys finest affairs. The evening will feature special performances and presentations to honor local firefighters, volunteers and burn survivors.
The Ball will benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to burn prevention and assistance to burn survivors. Donations from the proceeds will also be made to the widows and orphans of New York and San Francisco Fire Departments. AARBF is nationally recognized for its prevention pieces including Stop, Drop and Roll and Cool a Burn along with its acclaimed summer camp program for burn injured children, Champ Camp. AARBF is committed to providing services to survivors of burn injuries, helping to ease their transition back into society. Several San Francisco firefighters have been directly involved in AARBFs annual summer camp. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the volunteer committee at F4tnecukie@aol.com. Ongoing articles in the Mainline and information available at the firehouses will keep you updated on committees volunteer needs and more of what to expect on May 4th. Ticket will be available soon.
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2002
Includes: Heavy hors doeuvres, tasting stations, no-host bar, dancing, silent auction, and a SFFD memorabilia display.