The fundraiser for a burned firefighter from California exceeded its goal within 2 days

Author: Nollyanne Delacruz
Bay Area News Group

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. — A GoFundMe for an Alameda County firefighter recovering from burns suffered while fighting a fire in Corral has exceeded its goal that started a day ago.

Brandon Franco, a 22-year-old firefighter with the Alameda County Fire Department, suffered several burns on various parts of his body while fighting a grass fire on June 1. The GoFundMe was organized by the International Association of Firefighters Local 55, the union representing Alameda County firefighters, on behalf of Franco’s wife, Krystealle Franco.

The GoFundMe page said Franco’s burns required surgery and additional treatments, but he is expected to make a full recovery. Donations collected through the site will be used to support Franco’s ranch during his recovery, including covering essential supplies and providing care for animals and property.

The organizers set a goal of collecting $30,000. As of Monday evening, more than 450 people and organizations had donated more than $45,000. The largest donation came from the Livermore Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation and amounted to $1,500.

The union could not immediately be reached for comment. You can find Franco’s GoFundMe page Here.

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Late in the afternoon on Saturday, June 1, Brandon Franco, a firefighter with 22 years of experience with the Alameda County Fire Department, suffered burns in multiple places on his body while extinguishing a rapidly spreading grass fire.