Type: School event

Burn Documentary Film Screening (private screening by invitation)

Date & time

Sep 25, 2013, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Annenberg Auditorium Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
735 S. State Street 1120 Weill Hall Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The University of Michigan's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), the Detroit School Series, and the Department of Urban Planning are sponsoring a private screening of the recent documentary about the challenges facing Detroit fire fighters.

About the documentary
At a time when the number of abandoned homes continues to increase along with the number of fires within the city, the number of fire fighters in Detroit continues to shrink. And while the population of the city has been declining over the years, Detroit fire fighters must still continue to cover the same 139-square mile area that could contain San Francisco, Boston, and Manhattan.

This documentary shares the challenges facing Detroit fire fighters at a time when resources are declining and demand for their services is on the rise.