Denis Leary and The Leary Firefighters Foundation Donate New Equipment Worth Over $260K to Detroit Fire Department
DETROIT, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Denis Leary and The Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF) presented more than $260,000 in new equipment today to the Detroit Fire Department with proceeds from award winning Detroit firefighter documentary BURN.
Leary executive produced the highly acclaimed film BURN along with Leary Firefighters Foundation Board Member Jim Serpico. BURN was directed and produced by Tom Putnam and Detroit native Brenna Sanchez.
“Each time we are blessed with the ability to donate funds which will help the brave and courageous firefighters of this country, we do so with gratitude and admiration,” said Leary. “Every dollar makes a difference. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and spend time with the firefighters featured in our film BURN and I know the circumstances they work under. I sincerely hope this gift can aid them and their fellow firefighters in making improvements on the job.”
The equipment donated included state-of-the-art Thermal Imaging Cameras, Carbon Monoxide Detectors and all of the accessories required for the equipment to be put to immediate use.
About The Leary Firefighters Foundation
The Leary Firefighters Foundation provides funding and resources for fire departments to get the best available equipment, technology and training necessary for the health and safety of firefighters and in turn, the public they serve.
Founded in 2000 by actor Denis Leary in response to the 1999 Cold Storage Warehouse fire tragedy in his native Worcester, Massachusetts, LFF has raised more than $10 million for first responders in Worcester, Boston, New York, New Jersey and New Orleans.
The Leary Firefighter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Code. Please visit the Foundation at www.learyfirefighters.org.
BURN is an award-winning, action-packed documentary, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters. Every shift, Detroit firefighters put their lives on the line for the city, resolved they can make a difference. The film was directed and produced by Tom Putnam and Detroit native Brenna Sanchez. To learn more about BURN please visit www.detroitfirefilm.org.
SOURCE The Leary Firefighters Foundation