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Hi Tracie, Thanks so much for your comment! We've reached out to you and heard nothing! The Leary Firefighter Foundation was nice enough to handle packing and shipping our rewards — almost 1,000 packages! As this work was all performed by humans, it's possible there may have been an error. We're looking into it, but please respond to our e-mail as, in an effort to get this sorted out, we had further questions for you. Again, thanks so much for your kindness, grace, generosity, and general good spirit. Although, to be honest, no one likes being called a "con."
For people who paid for more than a t-shirt or ring tone are we ever going to get our swag, or was this just all a con?
May 2012 was the date to receive the ring tones any updates? Someone get DL off the Hockey rink and tell him we need those :-)
I cannot wait to see this! This is definitely a film that needed to be made. Thank you!
Really can't wait to see this. Any word on when the incentives will be sent out?
Hey guys, when does the Denis Leary ringtone get delivered?
HI, congratulations! I opted to donate without a reward,
so it's all good! Happy Holidays to you all!
So proud of you guys, my grandad was a fireman (;
Toni - CT
Figured it out. Good luck with the project. Cannot wait
I became a backer and my donation through amazon failed. I still want to donate. Is it possible to still donate? Thank you.
We pledged because we feel very strongly that this story needs to be told. And because we feel that we are somewhat a part of this story. Our city is surrounded by Detroit. We get around 200+ working fires a year with a crew of 6. Often times the DFD assists us when we have multiple fires at one time. This story being told is very important to us. What happens to the city of Detroit greatly affects us since we are land locked by its borders. We have greatly enjoyed watching the clips, and we CANNOT wait for this to be finished so everyone can see what actually goes on down here. Thanks for telling this story!
I pledged in honor of my husband, Lew Roelans, Chief 6 of the Detroit Fire Department. This department has been and continues to be his life's calling. I am proud to say that he is the love of my life and my hero.
Congratulations! See you at the premiere.
I backed this project because it was the right thing to do.
I backed this in honor of my husband captain Matthew Davenport! We need to support all fireman. Can't wait to come celebrate the premier.
I backed this project in honor of Captain Laura Hoffman, Nashville Fire Department, ret. whose birthday is December 3.
I backed this project because I live just a half mile from Detroit and I see how hard these men and women actually work when I buff. I can't thank the Detroit Fire Fighters in any other way. Great work
I backed this project for the simple fact i am a fireman in TX and everybody should know what these guys do.
I backed this project for my mom, Monique Davis, Her home was one of the houses filmed that was on fire. I learned the news of our house fire as I was on watch as poow (petty officer of the watch) glad to see something like this for my city, Go Detroit! Go Navy!
I backed this project for my husband, Dan Hancock, a firefighter in Massachusetts. He's new compared to many, but I've never seen someone commit to a career so passionately and so wholeheartedly. He truly loves what he does and loves going to work. The fire service is made up of an amazing group of people and their loved ones-- the warmest, most welcoming group I've ever met. I'm honored to be a part of it.
I backed this project for my husband, Erik Holt, even though it is in my name. He has been a volunteer firefighter in 2 towns we have lived in. Everyone should know and appreciate the risk all firefighters take to save lives in the community!
I hope my pledge helped somewhat. We are suffering greatly.... I have been representing FirefighterWives Network on facebook and running the website since 2000. My husband's fire department of Middletown Ohio has been shut down by the city 1 of 2 down to just a squad taking away another house engine w/ a population gone up in huge amounts. We feel your pain Detroit!!! We pray for you. We are losing 9 men tonight, as the city has shut out tax payers to speak and won't allow them in the town meeting to which we pay for this evening. Our demographics have gone up 300% since 1954 and our budget is being lowered to that of 1954, with less men, more arson, and runs that they can't keep up with sending our men on suicide missions, one being my husband with five children. please take note as I have watching this film, that the abundance in Detroit is overflowing with compassion from all over the United States, as I have passed your film trailor to all my networks and in hopes you will share ours: http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/middletown-news/middletown-council-set-to-vote-on-budget-cuts-1291077.html
Best of luck with your project.
Can we reach a 100, 000.00 ?! Hope so.
I'm a volunteer fire fighter from Germany and I'm following this project since its first days. I'm proud to say I supported this project. And even if chances are small to see the movie in the german movie theatres, I think this project is worth the money.
Great project for a great cause and I am happy to be a backer. Too many time, struggles like this go by unnoticed. Hopefully this project gets the attention of not only those directly effected, but those throughout the country and opens there eyes to the dilemas many fire departments face. As a 14 year veteran of the Belmond (Iowa) Fire Department, I am proud to say I am a part of a brotherhood unlike any other. God Bless the Detroit Fire Department.
Way to go people, all for a great cause. Supporting the DFD in their fight to save the city.
Congratulations! This movie will hopefully shed some more much needed light onto how critical it is to have Public Service (Police, Fire, EMS) workers, even in cities that have been deemed "dead" by the rest of the world.
congrats cant wait to see this. The stories and firefighters are just amazing!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an achievement.
Way to go !!! Keep the donations coming, the DFD can sure use that extra cash for much needed equipment !
OK , good work, we raised the funds, now I know Ill be going to the movies, and I am sure it will be a great Documentary.
Great to see that this film is past the 80,000 mark...I hope it doesn't stop now
Ya buddy! I hope this DFD a solid!
Nice work everyone!
We did it! Just made a donation to hit $80,000.
$265 to go! Let's blow past the $80 grand mark! The firefighters there need and deserve the support!
Thanks so much to all the backers! $ 400.00 to go! I am a 22 year veteran of the Detroit Fire Department and as of this week we are in for the fight of our lives. The Mayor has demanded a 10% pay cut, no vacation days, higher pay for our health care. All total approximately 20% pay cut.Hopefully this film will give a clear picture of whats happening in many cities and puts a stop to all the insanity.
Just need 2,000 more dollars.
I know we will make the goal! I keep checking in everyday and see the steady progress!!
My husband is a fulltime FF here in PA and we are honored to be a part of this project!
I am so inspired by this film. Keep up the AMAZING work!!!!!!!!!!!
Push through! If all 1,156 backers were to donate another 3 bucks, the goal would be met! That's less than a Starbucks coffee!
I pledged from 1 firefighter to another this is to help get you Detroit firefighters recognized for what you do and deal with, with the resources you have!!! Stay safe guys!!! Can't wait to see the film!
This is a worthy project, and I encourage everyone who is able to make a donation.
i really hope this goal can be met.. just 2 more weeks.. im just finding out about kickstarter and this was my very first pledge. I think its awesome & its looks well made!. Im encouraging everyone on Facebook to donate.
I just pledged 50 bucks and encourage others to do so! Looking forward to seeing this!
The Real Lions of Detroit aren't on the football field! Go DFD!
This is scary stuff, Im Irish and would not like this stuff going on in my door step. This kinda stuff can spread so easily tho. This film really needs to be made to bring awareness to the situation. Feel for ya's, maybe in a little while Detroit be known for something else
I hope this project finally gives a little attention to Detroit, the issues our city faces, and maybe motivates some change.
Assuming I did my math correct, if everyone who has backed this project at this point (837 Backers) were to add another $25 bucks to their pledge, the goal would be met (or at least within a few bucks :) ).
I hope this film opens the eyes to the American population. Public safety is hurting bad, the public may think they are fine, they may think that police and fire will always be there...ever more slowly us firefighters and the police are getting cut back, not getting equipment upgrades. I hope this really shows what the true emergency is.