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Acclaimed actor and FDNY veteran Steve Buscemi looks at what it's like to work as a New York City firefighter. Utilizing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and firsthand accounts from past and present firefighters, this special explores life in one of the world's most demanding fire departments while illuminating the lives of the often 'strong and silent' heroes who risk their lives to protect residents and serve the city". Discover the story of Golway, an assistant history professor who is the son, son-in-law and godson of New York City firefighters, was expected to follow in the family business, but, he says, “I’m not brave enough.” The only non-firefighter interviewed in the documentary talks about the difficulties women and African-Americans faced in the department, and recounts the story of a 1966 blaze that killed 12 firefighters, until 9/11 the worst loss of life for the NYFD.
Genre: Culture Duration: 59:59
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