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Let’s Roll
Produced by Matt Holwick and Derek Bazan
Submitted by Los Angeles City, CA Local 112

Let’s Roll is a documentary that tells the story of six Los Angeles fire fighters who in July 2011 commemorated the 10-year anniversary of September 11th by cycling 3,300 miles from Los Angeles to New York City. Traveling across country, the fire fighters endured harsh weather, extreme fatigue and personal conflict. With every mile these strong-willed individuals worked together to make sure that we never forget the fire fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on one of the United States’ darkest days.

“Quad City Fire,”
KWQC-TV Channel 6
Reported by Elizabeth Goodsitt
Submitted by Davenport, IA Local 17

In the fall of 2012, coinciding with the series debut of NBC’s Chicago Fire, KWQC anchor Elizabeth Goodsitt produced a series focusing on what it means to be a fire fighter and collaborated on her project with the fire fighters of Davenport, IA Local 17. Goodsitt rode along on emergencies, attended training sessions and observed the interactions of fire fighters. Goodsitt helped to provide a unique look into the realities, traditions and demands of being a fire fighter today. The series ran over several weeks during the Wednesday night news immediately following the Chicago Fire episodes.


“Fire Ops 101”
Reported by Kai Jackson and Eric Kettering
Submitted by Prince George's County, MD Local 1619

The Prince George’s County, MD Local 1619 hosted a one-day fire ground operations experience for civilians, elected officials, community leaders and members of the media. Reporter Kai Jackson and videographer Eric Kettering suited up in turnout gear and got a realistic, though brief, glimpse into the world of fire fighting. Through their report, Jackson and Kettering found the experience frightening, fascinating and humbling. The training included close-quarter defensive chemical fire fighting and search and rescue, among other activities.


“Jacksonville Fire Fighters Assist Family of 10”
Reported by News 4 Jax and Action News Jax – Fox 30 News
Submitted by Jacksonville, FL Local 122

 A family of 10 loses all their belongings as their van catches fire on Interstate 10 in Jacksonville. The family—which consists of two adults and eight children ranging from 9 months to 15 years of age– were moving from Jacksonville to Atlanta. They were on the road for only 20 minutes when a fire started in their new van. Everyone made it safely out of the van but lost all of their possessions. Members of Jacksonville, FL Local 122 stepped up and raised more than $4,000 for the family through online donations. The fire fighters union paid for the family’s hotel expense and bus tickets and also provided extra spending money as they continued on their journey.



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