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Burned: Protecting the Protectors

  • Thursday, May 04, 2023
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Theatrical poster for "Burned: Protecting the Protectors" shows an older white male with his head bowed. A firefighters coat hangs in the background as the silhouette of a house appears to burn.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Doors open at 6pm. Film screening begins at 6:30pm in the WRAL 3D Theater.
On International Firefighters Day, see the true story of how the spouse of a firefighter revealed significant exposure to forever chemicals affecting the fire community. Her quest to understand decades of cancer diagnoses in firefighters is shaping the future of the Fire Service.

Join us in a discussion led by scientific experts, community advocates, and the film’s director immediately following the screening.


Meet the Panelists

Dr. Jamie DeWitt, Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, East Carolina University
Keith Wilder, District Vice-President, Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of NC
Emily Sutton, Haw Riverkeeper
Dr. Detlef Knappe, Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
Elijah Yetterman-Bowman, Director, Ethereal Films

Presented by Ethereal Films and the NC State Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFAS



May 4, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


WRAL 3D Theater

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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