Ford, Dallas Cowboys Team Up to Rehab Tired Dallas Firehouse
Station Presented With 2017 Super Duty in Gesture of Gratitude
Firefighters are known for making great food and working in hazardous conditions—and with their need to be ready at a moment’s notice, housekeeping and firehouse maintenance often aren’t their highest priorities. Years of use left Dallas, Texas, Fire Station 43 in ragged shape. The firefighters acknowledged the state of affairs but accepted it as a fact of life. Surveying the condition of Firehouse 43, the Dallas Cowboys offensive line teamed up with Ford and actor Denis Leary to help overhaul the old firehouse and show their gratitude to the firefighters of Station 43 in time for them to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in their new kitchen and dining area.
Leary’s passion for firefighters is a personal one. The Leary Firefighters Foundation was formed in 2000, after Leary’s cousin and five other firefighters lost their lives in a fire in Worcester, Massachusetts. In addition to the extensive interior overhaul the station received, Ford donated a new 2017 Super Duty, and the Leary Firefighters Foundation donated $50,000 in firefighting equipment. Highlights of the rehab were shown on the Fox Sports NFL Pregame Show before the Cowboys/Redskins game Thanksgiving Day. You can watch the video below.