October is fire safety month, and this week, two Stamford fire safety funds will benefit from a film screening at the Avon Theater.
The Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association will participate in a screening of the documentary "Burn, One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit." The film is the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival winning documentary.
"Burn" an action-packed documentary which captures 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 movie takes the viewer into the fires and into the hearts of the men who fight them, exploring human struggles, hope and personal courage. The film is told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, but it's about all national first responders.
Proceeds from the screening will benefit two charities, the Stamford Fire Safety Foundation Fund and the Stamford Fire Fighter's Burn Foundation.
The Fire Safety Foundation Fund provides fire safety educational programs in 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 take place Wednesday Oct. 23 at the Avon Theater, 272 Bedford St., Stamford at 7 p.m.
The event is open to the general public. Tickets are $20 online or $30 at the door. To purchase online:
To watch the trailer for "Burn" visit this link:
To watch an in-depth conversation with Captain Matt Palmer from the Stamford Fire Safety Foundation click here: The Bob Hagan Show Featuring Captain Matt Palmer