Firefighters are heroes...there is no other way to put it. This Michigan firefighter's helmet cam will show you why.

Michigan's big city fire departments work day in and day out with shrinking budgets, fewer resources and more fires, but their passion for the job and their commitment to public safety keeps them going.

The helmet cam footage below is from a firefighter in Highland Park. These are real fires from his own unique perspective, and the video below was done to show what it's like to fight a fire and what firefighters across the nation do every day.

Detroit's WXYZ TV recently did a great feature on what it takes to fight fires in the Detroit area. Watch it below.