The Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association announced Monday it 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.
"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 ﬁreﬁghters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead," the association said in a release. "Burn takes the viewer into the ﬁres and into the hearts of the men who ﬁght 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 film, the trailer for which can be viewed here and which was produced by Denis Leary, will be screened with proceeds going to benefit the Stamford Fire Safety Foundation Fund and the Stamford Firefighter's Burn Foundation.
The Stamford Fire Safety Foundation Fund and the Stamford Firefighter’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.”
The screening will be hosted Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m. at the historic Avon Theater located at 272 Bedford Street. Open to the general public, tickets will run $20 online or $30 at the door.