Volunteer Spotlight Pattie Rothstein

Volunteer Spotlight | Pattie Rothstein

I was first introduced to the IFSA during the VW Credit, Inc. Charity Golf Outing about 9 years ago. The IFSA is one of the organizations we support and heard them speak during the dinner portion of the event. A short video was played of the campers having fun and I was amazed at these brave kids that have persevered through so much pain in their healing process…

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Fire Apparatus Parade Taking Place at Camp This Year!

Illinois Fire Service! Camp “I Am Me” is back and the Fire Apparatus Parade will once again be held for our campers! Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Illinois’ camp for young burn survivors. On Wednesday, June 23rd, participate with nearly 50 different fire departments from across the state for this camper-favorite activity. Trucks, engines, and command vehicles can have their lights and sirens on while they navigate the campground!

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Volunteer Spotlight Randy Ahlgrim

Volunteer Spotlight | Randy Ahlgrim

I first heard about the IFSA at a public education conference I was attending in Galena. We were being told about this exciting new idea of a week-long camp for children that had survived their burn injuries. The idea sounded intriguing, though I admit, I was a little hesitant. How would I react? Would I cry? I had been a firefighter/paramedic for 10 years and I recalled part of my training involved working a shift at the burn unit…

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