This October for Fire Safety Month, the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association will participate in a special screening of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival winning documentary “Burn -One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit” produced by Denis Leary. The film screening to benefit the Stamford Fire Safety Foundation Fund and The Stamford Fire Fighter’s Burn Foundation will take place at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 23rd at the historic Avon Theater, 272 Bedford Street in Stamford.
The event is open to the general public. Tickets are $20 online or $30 at the door. To purchase online: http://burnmoviestamford.eventbrite.com.
“Burn -One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit” is an action-packed documentary capturing a year in the lives of Detroit ?re?ghters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. “Burn” takes the viewer into the ?res and into the hearts of the men who ?ght them, exploring human struggles, hope and personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The film shows fire fighters’ relentless efforts to save the city and keep citizens safe.
The ?lm is told through the eyes of Detroit ?re?ghters, but “Burn” isn't just about a single city. It's about all national ?rst responders, whose budgets are on the chopping block. The trailer for “Burn” can be seen here: http://www.detroitfirefilm.org/
The two non-profits, the Stamford Fire Safety Foundation Fund and the Stamford Fire Fighter’s Burn Foundation, are based in Stamford and are 501(c)(3) public charities. The Stamford Fire Safety Foundation Fund provides fire safety educational programs within the City of Stamford. The Stamford Fire Fighter’s Burn Foundation supports burn care research, treatment and educational programs.
“The Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association is proud to be working with two organizations that serve our community by spotlighting the critical importance of fire safety and educating people of the dangers of fire,” said Brendan Keatley, president of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association. “The award-winning film documents how a great city and its citizens can truly be left scarred by urban blight. When first responders do not have the correct tools and manpower to protect lives and property, safety is compromised.”