DFD Shows Off New Rigs

After receiving $310,000 worth of gear donated by BURN and BURN supporters last May, the Detroit Fire Department received five of its fleet of new rigs last month ... what a difference! Instead of wondering if their rigs are mechanically sound enough to make it to a fire, now they're worrying about dings and scratches on the new paint. Watch through the end of the video to catch a glimpse of Engine 50s new wheels! We've heard there are more new rigs to come ... stay tuned! Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1OJZekH

**Correction: Outgoing DFD rigs are past their prime, but not 70-90 years old, as stated by the reporter.

BURN Music on Spotify!

DID YOU KNOW ... BURN director/producer Brenna Sanchez was also the film's music supervisor? That means she selected all of the tracks that ended up in the movie, a daunting task! She spent months listening to hundreds of tracks from her own collection and beyond, discovering old and new Detroit artists along the way. We only had room for ten songs in the film, but you can listen to a playlist of Brenna's picks on Spotify!

Link to the playlist on Spotify: BURN: Music from the Detroit Firefighter Documentary

Or listen right here!

More than $310K donated to DFD, thanks to YOU!

BURN has the greatest fans in the world. Part of every movie ticket you've purchased, every DVD, Blu-ray, poster and T-shirt — went toward new equipment for Detroit firefighters. Thanks to you, more than $310,000 of much-needed new equipment:

April 2012: Momentous Insurance celebrated BURN's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City with a $25,000 donated to the DFD. The funds were used to purchase spare parts to repair broken departmental rigs.

May 2014: Directors Tom Putnam, Brenna Sanchez and Executive Producers Denis Leary and Jim Serpico traveled to Detroit to donate $260,000 worth of gear, including:

  • 14 MSA Thermal Imaging Cameras + repair of all existing departmental imaging cameras, putting one TIC in each DFD engine
  • 14 MSA Thermal Imaging Camera vehicle kits
  • 35 MSA Altair Fire CO Gas Detectors, putting one on each engine with five as backups
  • 16 MSA Instrument calibration kits, putting one with each battalion chief with 8 as backups

Additionally, CMC Rescue, Kask America and New England Ropes donated:

  • $15,000 of high angle rescue gear including helmets, ropes, pulleys and harnesses from CMC Rescue and Kask America.
  • High angle rescue training and class time from CMC.
  • More than $10,000 in rope from New England Rope

These donated items are now in the field and directly improving the DFD's ability to answer calls, help the citizens of Detroit, and stay safe.

Again, thanks for your continued support.

Tom Putnam & Brenna Sanchez Directors/Producers, BURN