28th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighters Demolition Derby

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Saturday, June 2, 2018


Del Mar Fairgrounds in the Del Mar Arena


Free with admission to the San Diego County Fair

The Burn Institute’s 28th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby is scheduled for June 2, 2018 during the San Diego County Fair. This exciting event includes “live” firefighting demonstrations, a fire and burn prevention pavilion, safety demos, a firefighter obstacle course for the kids, live music and much more all kicking off at 10am. The FIREFIGHTER DEMOLITION DERBY always enjoys a packed house–by far the Burn Institute’s most popular event among the fire service! Last year’s event did not disappoint. The spectators at the standing room only event cheered the drivers on with deafening energy! It gives local firefighters the opportunity to smash for cash. Returning again this year – Double the Derby Action! Don’t miss the preliminary derby heat at 2pm followed by the finals at 5:30 pm. Admission is free with your Fair ticket!

Don’t forget to join us at the Demo Derby Pre-Rally Block Party on Ashton Street between Morena and Chicago on May 30st! Enjoy delicious food from local restaurants, a craft beer garden, live music and get up close to all the derby cars before they smash them at the derby.

Schedule of Free Events:

10:00am: Hands only CPR Training from American Medical Response, SDG&E Mobile Command Center tours, Fire Engines on display for photos, Fire Hose Pull for Kids from Southwestern College Fire Academy, Fire Safety Trailer tours, Demo Derby car viewing in the pit area

12:30pm: Burn Run Parade of Fire Engines

1:15pm: Opening Ceremonies for the Demo Derby

2:00pm: Firefighter Demo Derby- Preliminary Heats

3:00pm: Live Demonstrations

4:30pm: Last Chance Qualifier Heats for the Demo Derby

5:00pm: Introducing the Derby Finalists

5:30pm: Final Heat of Demo Derby and Champion is Crowned


Putting work into the car for the derby:

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Most recent Demo Derby in which our driver, Dan Mcguire, came in 2nd place:

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