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BURN is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of its firefighters.
BURN is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of its firefighters.
BURN is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of its firefighters.
1,758 backers pledged $119,547 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator detroitfirefilm on August 28, 2012

      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."

    2. Creator Tracie Etheredge on August 24, 2012

      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?

    3. Creator Cita Shepherd on June 20, 2012

      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 :-)

    4. Creator Fayanne Kanner on April 3, 2012

      I cannot wait to see this! This is definitely a film that needed to be made. Thank you!

    5. Creator Jason Vendryes on January 9, 2012

      Really can't wait to see this. Any word on when the incentives will be sent out?

    6. Creator Erin Walsh on December 31, 2011

      Hey guys, when does the Denis Leary ringtone get delivered?

    7. Creator Toni Poharcyk on December 6, 2011

      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

    8. Creator Kevin Urban on December 1, 2011

      Figured it out. Good luck with the project. Cannot wait

    9. Creator Kevin Urban on December 1, 2011

      I became a backer and my donation through amazon failed. I still want to donate. Is it possible to still donate? Thank you.

    10. Creator Highland Park Firefighters on December 1, 2011

      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!

    11. Creator Pamela Roelans on December 1, 2011

      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.

    12. Creator Sean Galbraith on December 1, 2011

      Congratulations! See you at the premiere.

    13. Creator Neil Ross on December 1, 2011

      I backed this project because it was the right thing to do.

    14. Creator Tracy Davenport on December 1, 2011

      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.

    15. Creator MaryAnn Jackman on December 1, 2011

      I backed this project in honor of Captain Laura Hoffman, Nashville Fire Department, ret. whose birthday is December 3.

    16. Creator Teddy Roney on December 1, 2011

      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

    17. Creator Tony Kuta on December 1, 2011

      I backed this project for the simple fact i am a fireman in TX and everybody should know what these guys do.

    18. Creator LaTia on December 1, 2011

      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!

    19. Creator Leah Hancock on November 29, 2011

      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.

    20. Creator Jillian Holt on November 29, 2011

      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!

    21. Creator Kari Capetillo on November 29, 2011

      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:

    22. Creator Cringe Humor Entertainment on November 28, 2011

      Best of luck with your project.

    23. Creator James Thompson on November 28, 2011

      Can we reach a 100, 000.00 ?! Hope so.

    24. Creator Eric Eifler (deleted) on November 24, 2011

      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.

    25. Creator Jason Walrod on November 23, 2011

      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.

    26. Creator David Griffiths on November 21, 2011

      Way to go people, all for a great cause. Supporting the DFD in their fight to save the city.

    27. Creator Bryan Baker on November 20, 2011

      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.

      GO DETROIT!!

    28. Creator Ronald J Williams on November 20, 2011

      congrats cant wait to see this. The stories and firefighters are just amazing!!!!

    29. Creator Kellie Kalish on November 20, 2011

      CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an achievement.

    30. Creator gordon j nord on November 20, 2011

      Way to go !!! Keep the donations coming, the DFD can sure use that extra cash for much needed equipment !

    31. Creator Dennis Foley on November 19, 2011

      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.

    32. Creator Phil McCully on November 19, 2011

      Great to see that this film is past the 80,000 mark...I hope it doesn't stop now

    33. Creator Josh on November 19, 2011

      Ya buddy! I hope this DFD a solid!

    34. Creator Sean Doonan on November 19, 2011

      Nice work everyone!

    35. Creator Lawrence Durland on November 19, 2011

      We did it! Just made a donation to hit $80,000.

    36. Creator Mark Tafilowski on November 19, 2011

      $265 to go! Let's blow past the $80 grand mark! The firefighters there need and deserve the support!

    37. Creator James Thompson on November 19, 2011

      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.

    38. Creator David Bellmore on November 19, 2011

      Just need 2,000 more dollars.

    39. Creator Elizabeth Layre on November 18, 2011

      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!

    40. Creator Jessa French on November 18, 2011

      I am so inspired by this film. Keep up the AMAZING work!!!!!!!!!!!

    41. Creator Jason Vendryes on November 18, 2011

      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!

    42. Creator Aaron Rivard on November 18, 2011

      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!

    43. Creator Daniel Miller on November 18, 2011

      This is a worthy project, and I encourage everyone who is able to make a donation.

    44. Creator mea on November 17, 2011

      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.

    45. Creator Marty Wombacher on November 17, 2011

      I just pledged 50 bucks and encourage others to do so! Looking forward to seeing this!

    46. Creator Samuel Hoffman on November 17, 2011

      The Real Lions of Detroit aren't on the football field! Go DFD!

    47. Creator Nicola Scott on November 16, 2011

      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

    48. Creator Adam Bieszk on November 15, 2011

      I hope this project finally gives a little attention to Detroit, the issues our city faces, and maybe motivates some change.

    49. Creator Jason Vendryes on November 14, 2011

      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 :) ).

    50. Creator Josh on November 13, 2011

      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.

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