FEMA awards Detroit Fire Dept. $22.5 million grant

The grant is the largest in FEMA's SAFER program history


DETROIT — The men and women of the Detroit Fire Department would like to thank filmmakers Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez for their new film “Burn,” their moving look at the heroism and “right stuff” displayed around the clock by our department.

They also cast an unflinching light on many of the conditions under which our firefighters work and the many challenges they face servicing one of the nation’s physically largest cities at nearly 140 square miles.

Mayor Dave Bing has made public safety his top priority and remains committed to keeping the city safe. He has worked closely with this department to address the needs in servicing those who live, work and entertain in the city of Detroit. In these weeks leading up to Angels’ Night, the city and this department encourage Detroiters to join us in moving our city forward.

Full story: Thanks to timely grants, detroit's fire department is ready to serve