Guinness has raised a glass, in New York City, in honor of the Leary Firefighters Foundation. The Irish brewery giants presented the LFF with a check for $223,800 in support of firefighters nationwide.

LFF Founder Denis Leary and LFF Board member Jim Serpico were on hand to accept the donation. This marks the fourth year Guinness and the LFF have partnered on fundraising efforts in support of firefighters.

The funds will be used to provide equipment, technology, and training for firefighters everywhere, including upcoming leadership training and development courses for first responders. Guinness’ 2014 donation to LFF supported the Foundation’s pilot leadership training course at the FDNY in January 2015.

The event also kicked off the brand’s goal to raise even more next year in support of firefighters nationwide by St. Patrick’s Day 2016 to honor men and women who are “Made of More.”

To learn how you can join Guinness and the Leary Firefighters Foundation and be a part of this campaign, visit www.guinnessgivesback.com.

The Leary Firefighters Foundation was established in 2000 by actor Denis Leary in response to a tragic fire in Worcester, Massachusetts that claimed the lives of Denis’ cousin, a childhood friend, and four other firefighters. The Leary Firefighters Foundation’s mission is to provide funding and resources for Fire Departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology and training.

Leary Firefighters Foundation: Irish brewing giant Guinness helps launch plans to raise even more by St. Patrick’s Day 2016.LFF