Dearborn firefighters go above and beyond to help local families

Firefighters risk their lives to save lives, but the ones in Dearborn are going a step further - they're making lives better. 

When they're not fighting fires, the firefighters make a different type of house call. 

For the past 50 years, Dearborn's bravest have been scraping up every dime they can to work behind the scenes to help families in need. 

The firefighters make sure kids at organizations like The Ronald McDonald House, U of M Burn Center, Penrickton Center for Blind Children and the Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families all have something to open for Christmas. 

It's all made possible through the Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive. Since it was created, more than $2 million has been raised to help countless burn victims and families in need. 

VIDEO: Watch the video in the video player above to watch the firefighters bring Christmas to one Dearborn family who had fallen on hard times. 

LINK: You can learn more about the Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive here. 

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