The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters and IAFF Locals are screening "Burn" at the AMC Riverpark Square theater tonight and tomorrow, April 16th and 17th.
The film follows members of Detroit's Engine Company 50, which is one of the busiest fire houses in America, for a year. Since 1950, Detroit's population has dropped from 1.8 million to just 713,000 and now the city has one of the highest arson rates in the world. The city sees an average of 30 structure fires a day and firefighters estimate that 90 percent of them are arson. In comparison, Los Angeles, with a population of 4 million has only 11 structure fires a day.
"Burn" won the Audience Award at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and was produced by Denis Leary of "Rescue Me" fame. Tickets are available online for $15 and are $20 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Leary Foundation to purchase new equipment for firefighters.
The film will play April 16th and 17th at AMC at 7:30pm
For more information on the film "Burn" visit detroitfirefilm.org/events