Episodic Synopses
THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #1

This premiere episode begins with a dedication to the brave firefighters who risked their lives, and those who tragically lost their lives, in their heroic attempts to rescue victims of the World Trade Center disaster.


City: Brooklyn, NY
Fire Station: Rescue 2

BROWNSTONE FIRE (Top)
Date/Time: 5/25/01 9:30 pm
Description of call: Firefighters respond to a brownstone apartment fire. Fire is located on 2nd floor but spreads to the top floor. Since fire has spread, firefighters are faced with the dangerous task of venting the roof. Within 20 minutes the fire is put out safely. Building resident Jacqueline Anderson believes the fire was caused by an electrical problem. Luckily the fire alarm alerted all residents who were able to escape safely.
Officer in command: Bobby Galione
Firefighter featured: Mark Gregory
Civilians featured: Jacqueline Anderson

Synopsis: New York's bravest battle a brownstone blaze, which has spread to the top floor. Firefighters are faced with the putting out the fire, knowing that the roof could cave in at any moment. Fire alarms safely alert resident out of the inferno.

Log Line:
New York brownstone goes up in flames. Firefighters vent blaze on shaky roof.


600LB MAN (Top)
Date/Time: 5/18/01 at 10:56 am
Description of call: Firefighters are called to assist EMS workers on removing a 600-lb man who is suffering from shortness of breath, from his apartment. Firefighters must widen doors in the hopes of transporting the man to an awaiting ambulance. The man's wife is fearful of her husband's condition. The man is turned over to EMS workers, where CPR is performed. The man is sped to the hospital. At the hospital the man goes into cardiac arrest and is revived and is taken away by the doctors.
Officer in command: Bob Galione

Synopsis: It's a race against time, where firefighters and EMS workers pair up to rescue a 600 Ib man who is suffering from early signs of a heart attack.

Log Line: 600 lb man trapped into his house goes into cardiac arrest.


FRAME HOUSE FIRE (Top)
Date /Time: 5/19/01; 12:45 am
Description of call: Our Firefighters are called to a frame house fire in a Brooklyn neighborhood lined with framed homes. The neighbors look on as the firefighters fight to quickly contain the blaze. These homes share a common ceiling/roof that could easily ignite and cascade down the block. Firefighters must act quickly in order to keep all the homes out of jeopardy.
Officer in command: Lt. Pete Lund
Featured Firefighter: FF Mark Gregory
Synopsis: Firefighters respond to a frame house fire that can quickly spread to the adjoining homes.
Log Line: Firefighters put out a frame house blaze that jeopardizes a block of connecting homes.


City: San Francisco, CA
Fire Station: House 7, Rescue Squad 2

DOLORES ST. FIRE
(Top)
Date/Time: 6/23/01 at 2:22 pm
Description: Firefighters receive multiple calls from Dolores Street residents, which is a strong indication that this will be a big fire. Firefighters secure the roof and cut through to the floor below to assess the fire. They douse the flames and it is determined that the fire is out. As they investigate the cause of the fire they realize that it's still burning in the walls. Efforts are redoubled to put out the blaze and this time the fire is out for sure.
Officer in command: Captain Edward N. Gee

Synopsis: Firefighters respond to a house fire and quickly put out the flames. As they investigate the cause of the fire they realize there is a fire still burning in the walls.

Log Line: Firefighters put out a house blaze, only it's still in the walls.


HAZ MAT (Top)
Date/Time: 6/26/01 at 1:47 pm
Description: An auto repair shop calls the fire department when they are unable to determine the contents of a bin in their parking lot. HAZMAT (a special unit of the fire department) is called in to check anything that may be hazardous material. Two trained firefighters suit up in special gear and get a sample of the waste. A chemist tests it and declares it nothing more than water.
Civilians featured: Henry Louie – HAZMAT Chemist
Synopsis: The fire department is called to an auto repair shop to determine the contents of what looks to be acidic waste in the parking lot. A chemist tests a sample and determines it to be water.
Log Line: The fire department is called to determine the contents of what looks to be hazardous material.


MAN ON ROOF (Top)
Date/Time: 6/27/01 at 12:21 pm
Description: A man that has been evading capture from the police for twenty blocks finally gets stuck on a roof ledge. Firefighters are called to get him down. They decide not to use their ladders because of electrical wires. But then find a safer place to put the ladder to get the fugitive down. He comes down willingly as soon as the ladder is secured.

Firefighter featured: John Darmanin – chase driver
Synopsis: A man on the run from the police gets trapped on a roof and the fire department must come to get him down.

Log Line: The fire department must rescue a fugitive stuck on the roof.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #2

City: New York
Fire Station: Rescue 1- Manhattan and Rescue 2 - Brooklyn

WTC Dedication Segment
(Top)
Date/Time: Compilation
Description: A touching and insightful look at the men from Rescue 1 and Rescue 2 who were lost in the World Trade Center disaster. This summer they shared with us their thoughts on the profession they love, their families, the brotherhood of the fire department, fear, adrenaline and the inherent dangers of the job.
Firefighters Featured: Among those lost September 11th: Capt. Terence Hatton, Lt. Peter Martin, Joseph Angelini, Daniel Libretti, William Lake, Kevin O’Rourke, Gary Geidel, Brian Sweeney, David Weiss

Synopsis: Some of the firefighters from Rescue 1 and Rescue 2 who were lost in the World Trade Center disaster shared with us how they became firefighters, why they love the job and the reality of kissing your family goodbye when leaving for work and hoping you return.

Log Line: Firefighters in Rescue 1 reveal their love for their jobs, their brothers and their families and the danger and fear they live with each day.


City: Brooklyn, New York
Fire Station: Rescue 2

Garage Fire
(Top)
Date/Time: 5/18/01 at 7:31 pm
Description: A fire is reported in a one story commercial building. Rescue 2 arrives at the sight where an auto repair shop is in flames. Firefighters break open garage door, where they are met with intense smoke. Firefighters are able to extinguish the blaze. Extensive damages are reported but no injuries.
Officer in command: Bob Galione
Firefighters featured: Jimmy, Lt. Lund

Synopsis: An auto repair shop in engulfed in flames. Firefighters attempts to extinguish the blaze quickly are hindered by the billowing clouds of smoke emanating from the shop. Firefighters struggle to confine the inferno to the shop, and keep in from spreading to the adjoining office.

Log Line: Intense smoke hinders firefighter from extinguishing an auto shop blaze.

City: Brooklyn, New York
Fire Station: Rescue 2

Meet Rescue 2
(Top)
Date/Time: 5/18/01
Description: The job description of firefighters at Rescue 2 in Brooklyn is extensive. As one of the men explains, they can handle it all because they are highly trained. They are dispatched to any emergency, ranging from car accidents and fires to collapses and hazardous materials. The information received en route to calls is crucial as it enable them to know what they’re getting into and to form a game plan. The most important part of the job, however, is making sure fellow firefighters stay safe.
Firefighter featured: William Lake

Synopsis: A rescue company firefighter gives an in-depth look at the range of emergency calls they respond to and their determination to keep fellow firefighters safe.


City: New York
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Meet Rescue 1
(Top)
Description: Meet two firefighters in New York’s Rescue 1. They report on their devotion to one and other and to those they help. They recount the fear their families’ live with each day, and living out their childhood dreams. To these men, being a firefighter is akin to being human. It is part of who they are; it is what they grew up with and what they grew up to be. The twin towers loom in the background as an eerie foretelling of current events as one firefighter (Wiess) concedes that his children understand the danger of his job.
Officer in Command:
Firefighter Featured:
FF Gary Geidel; FF David Wiess

Synopsis: The firefighters in Rescue 1 introduce themselves and describe their trade. Devotion to their brothers, their families, and the public are all in the job description. The twin towers loom large in the background as the engine roars on a routine pass through that downtown area.

Log Line: Meet Rescue 1 and hear their honest thoughts on their chosen career path.

City: New York
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Fire with Jumper
(Top)
Date/Time: 8/8/01; 10:42pm
Description of call: Firefighters respond to a fire on 45th Street and 9th Avenue on the 3rd floor of a walk-up. The firefighters climb the stairs of the Hell’s Kitchen building in full gear to a smoke infested hallway. All but one of the residents have escaped the flames uninjured. One man’s only recourse was to jump from his window. He sat on the sidewalk as he bled from severe injuries he sustained to his ankles when he jumped.
Officer Featured: Deputy Chief John Casey, LT. Dennis Mojica
Firefighter Featured: FF John Flatley, FF Daniel Duddy, FF Gerald Nivens
Civilians Featured: Tenant – Patrice Sokolowski

Synopsis: Firefighters rush to the site of a blaze on Manhattan’s West Side. One man’s only escape is to jump from his window. He landed only with cuts on his head and foot.

Log Line: A man must jump from his window to escape the flames from his Hell’s Kitchen apartment.

Amtrak Attack (Top)
Date/Time: 8/8/01; 1:08pm
Description of Call: Rescue 1 is dispatched to a site where a bystander was struck by a train. The firefighters immediately begin cutting away the chain link fence around the embankment that leads down to the train tracks. Half the team makes their way down to aid the victim, while the other half rigs a method by which to bring the stabilized victim to street level. The team down at the scene of the accident lays the bloody yet conscious victim on a backboard and ensures that he is stable. They carry him over to where the firefighters at street level have laid a ladder up which they will slide the backboard. Once the victim is brought to street level, he is tended to by the paramedics who have arrived on the scene.
Officer in Command: Captain Terence Hatton
Firefighter Featured: Jim Hodgins, Paul Hashagen

Synopsis: Firefighters stabilize a man hit by a train and rig a method by which to get him up an embankment to street level. Half the squad gingerly tends to the man while the other half figures out how to get him up the embankment.

Log Line: A man hit by a train is precariously hoisted to safety and tended to by firefighters and paramedics.


City: New York
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Manhole Explosion
(Top)
Date/Time: 8/8/01 ; 8:35pm
Description of call: Manhattan firefighters are called to the site of a manhole fire in Queens. There are many possible scenarios when it comes to this sort of an emergency. The fire could potentially spread to surrounding buildings or further underground through the manhole system. They arrive on the scene to a spectacular display of bursting flames, popping manhole covers and colorful gases. Firefighters have evacuated some surrounding buildings but they must carefully check for carbon monoxide in all indoor areas surrounding the blasts. The fire, fortunately, was contained to areas only beneath the manhole covers. Con Ed will have their hands full when it comes time to repair the damage.
Officer in Command: Lt. Dennis Mojica
Firefighter Featured: FF Joel Kanasky – Chase Driver FF John Flatley
Civilians Featured: Eyewitness

Synopsis: Manhattan firefighters are called to support Queens’ bravest in battling the elements involved in a manhole explosion. Carbon monoxide levels are monitored and the fire is contained in areas under the manholes.

Log Line: Manhole covers explode in Queens. The fires are contained and carbon monoxide levels are normal.


THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #3

City: San Francisco, CA
Fire Station: Rescue #2

Victorian Fire
(Top)
Date / Time: 6/27/01 at 2:25pm
Description: Firefighters rush to an old Victorian home where a fire is in progress. They ventilate the roof with power saws and hose the house from truck ladders. The fire is quickly put out and firefighters go through it to make sure there is nothing still burning that would cause the fire to restart. They then begin to investigate how the fire was started.
Officer in command: Assistant Division Chief George Maloney
Firefighters featured: Chief Larry Giovancchini

Synopsis: A fire in progress has firefighters working from every angle to make sure it does not spread to neighboring homes. When the fire is extinguished, they investigate how the fire started.

Log Line: Firefighters try to combat the flames destroying an old Victorian house.

PETA Protest (Top)
Date /Time: 6/27/01 at 12:30pm
Description: Firefighters are called to get animal rights protesters down from the roof of a fast food chain. Dangerous wires make it difficult to position a ladder for their removal. The ladder is set up and they begin to bring the protesters down. The protesters go limp in the hands of the firefighters, making it a difficult job. The protesters are arrested when they reach the ground.
Firefighters featured: Edward Gee and Albert Hom

Synopsis: Animal rights protesters take over the roof of a fast food chain. Firefighters are called to get them safely to the ground so they can be arrested.

Log Line: One fast food chain is under attack from animal rights protesters.

Baby Falls (Top)
Date / Time: 6/25/01 at 2:30pm
Description: Firefighters rush through a metro station looking for the child that has been injured. They finally find the mother and baby who are more shaken than hurt. The baby has a small wound on her head and firefighters decide it would be best to take her to the hospital for x-rays.
Firefighters featured: Anthony Riviera

Synopsis: Firefighters rush to the aid of a child who has fallen down a flight of stairs. The baby has a small wound on her head so she is taken to the hospital.

Log Line: A mother calls 911 after her baby falls down a flight of stairs.



City: Miami
Fire Station: Station 11

Apartment Street Fire
(Top)
Date/Time: 7/13/01 at 7:04am
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to an early morning blaze at an apartment complex. The smoke is so intense that they worry any possible victims would be trapped inside. They have little time to respond as the fire starts to lick the walls and roof of neighboring apartments. The firefighters break windows to ventilate the area, and dose water all over the smoldering furniture. When the fire is under control the Overhaul Crew arrives to make sure the fire is completely extinguished.
Firefighters featured: Lt. Michael Posner

Synopsis: Neighbors watch as an apartment fire gets dangerously close to spreading to their homes. Firefighters work quickly to contain the fire. The overhaul crew takes over to completely extinguish the fire and investigate the cause.

Log Line:
An apartment fire has firefighters trying different strategies to put out the flames before they spread.



Stabbing – Air Rescue (Top)
Date/Time: 7/14/01 at 1:24pm
Description of Call: A woman places a call to 911 after she has been stabbed in the liver. Firefighters are first on the scene and quickly realize there is no time to lose. They call air rescue and rush her to the landing zone in a nearby school field. She is then taken to the hospital.
Firefighters featured: Bridget Rilla – MDFR Flight Medic

Synopsis: A stabbing victim calls 911 and firefighters are the first to respond. Judging the severity of the wound they decide she must be air lifted to the hospital. Air rescue lands in a nearby school field and she is rushed to the hospital.

Log Line:
A stabbing victim is quickly losing her vital signs so firefighters prepare her for air rescue.


City: Jersey City
Fire Station: Rescue #1

Church Fire (Top)
Date /Time: 4/13/01
Description: A man comes running to the door of the firehouse because there is a fire at the church down the street. Firefighters respond to the scene at a church, which has developed into a three-alarm fire. The fire is so intense that neighboring buildings are threatened for destruction. Finally, the fire is extinguished after a long battle. Firefighters discuss how the fire could have been worse and what the causes might have been.
Officers featured: Chief Kearny and Chief Cobb

Synopsis: A three-alarm church fire is consuming all in its path. In its wake, firefighters discuss the fire and how it could have been worse.

Log Line: A three-alarm fire has firefighters working desperately to contain the flames.


Tractor Trailer Fire (Top)
Date /Time: 6/19/01 at 9:45pm
Description: Firefighters are called to a tractor trailer fire. They use special equipment to determine if there are any victims still stuck inside. The fire is quickly extinguished.
Firefighters featured: Johnsee Bing

Synopsis: A tractor trailer is in flames and firefighters must work quickly to ensure there is no victims or gas explosion.

Log Line: Firefighters search for victims in a tractor trailer fire.


Head on Collision (Top)
Date / Time: 6/14/01 at 7:38pm
Description: Firefighters rush to the scene of a head on collision. Two people are trapped inside the car. Firefighters discuss ways to get them out without causing more injury, while taking preventive measures to avoid a car fire. Nearby, an anxious man waits to hear news about his granddaughter and great granddaughter still stuck in the car. Both are removed safely and taken away in an ambulance.
Officers Featured: Capt. James Welsh

Synopsis: After a head-on collision firefighters rush to prevent a car fire and remove two people trapped inside the car. Nearby, an anxious grandfather waits to hear news about his family.

Log Line: Head-on collision leaves grandkids trapped inside a car.


Fallen Firefighters (Top)
Date / Time: 6/14/01
Description: Firefighters rally together when three firefighters die in the line of duty. There are over 1,000 men in uniform at their funeral to say goodbye to the fallen heroes.

Synopsis: Firefighters come from all over to say goodbye to three men who died in the line of duty.
Log Line: Firefighters pay their respects to three firefighters who died in the line of duty.


THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #4

City: Brooklyn, New York
Fire Station: Rescue 2

Transit Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 5/18/01 8:47am
Description of call: Firefighters are called to a 100 year-old transit building to put out a fire. Through an aggressive attack on its exterior, the fire fighters gain entry, but a fellow firefighter complains of shortness of breath and is pulled aside to receive medical attention. Fire is eventually put out, but not without the use of extensive manpower.
Officer in command: Lt. Peter Lund
Firefighters Featured: Mark Gregory

Synopsis: 100-year-old transit building is engulfed with flames. Extensive manpower is employed to enter the building. Desperate firefighters hurry to put out the blaze before the historic building is left in ruins, but not before a fellow fire fighter is injured.

Log Line: 100-year-old transit building turns into an inferno. Fire fighters bring a distressed fire fighter to safety.

Cellar Fire (Top)
Date / Time: 2:25pm
Description: Firefighters respond to a home on fire. They enter the home and break windows, in an effort to ventilate the heavy smoke. The owner of the home looks on, worried about the extent of damage. The firefighters enter the home and put out a small fire in the basement.
Officers in Command: Lt. Peter Lund
Firefighter featured: Gregory Patsos ?????

Synopsis: Firefighters put out a small fire in a cellar.

Log Line: Firefighters search through heavy smoke to find the fire.

Pin Job (Top)
Date/Time: 5-30-01; 3:07am
Description: Fire fighters are called to a car accident and assist in removing man pinned in his car. The Jaws of Life is used to safely remove the man from the car. The man is later transported to a nearby hospital.
Firefighter featured: Kevin O’Rourke

Synopsis: Firefighters gear up and are called to a horrible car accident. The fire fighters assist in rescuing a man trapped in the mangled remains of his car. The Jaws of Life is used to free the men who are later transported to the hospital.

Log Line: Firefighters are called to a gruesome car accident. They assist in rescuing a man pinned in the twisted remains of his car.


City: Washington D.C.
Fire Station: House of Pain

Car Fire (Top)
Date / Time: 6/9/01 at 11:16pm
Description: Firefighters get a call for a car fire. The car is engulfed in flames, and is right next to a dumpster and a row of apartments. They check to make sure smoke has not endangered the residents nearby while other firefighters strategize how to put out the flame. With the possibility of explosion they must proceed with extreme caution. Officers on duty must also break into the car to make sure there has been no other foul play, like murder.
Officer in Command: LT. Humpries
Firefighters Featured: LT. Humpries
Synopsis: A car fire in a residential area of Jersey City has firefighters moving quickly to extinguish the flames. The fire spreads to a dumpster. And the adjacent apartment building could be next. Firefighters are worried that the car is on the verge explosion.

Log Line: A car fire in residential area on verge of explosion.

Attempted Suicide (Top)
Date / Time: 6/7/01 at 11:37pm
Description: A woman ends a domestic dispute by threatening to commit suicide. By the time firefighters respond she has come down from the window ledge. Her mother and her children are weeping as she is taken away in an ambulance.
Officer in Command: Lt. Pearson
Firefighters Featured: Lt. Pearson

Synopsis: A woman threatening to commit suicide is taken away in an ambulance.

Log Line: Firefighters respond to a woman threatening to commit suicide.


School Gas Leak (Top)
Date / Time: 6/5/01; 1:30pm
Description: Firefighters are called to the scene of a gas leak that has occurred when a maintenance crew digging in the area punctured a line. The concern is that the line is on the grounds of a local high school. It has been quickly evacuated. The firefighters are mainly there to support the gas company if any sparks were to ignite the gas. The gas line is promptly switched off and the leaking is stopped.
Officer in Command:
Firefighters Featured: FF Ronnie Gill – Chase Driver, FF Reginal Chandler, FF Harry Wessolleck

Synopsis: Firefighters are called to support the crew of the gas company as they stop a leak from a punctured gas line.

Log Line: Firefighters respond to a call of a gas leak.


Domestic Dispute (Top)
Date / Time: 6/6/01 at 11:36pm
Description: Firefighters arrive on a scene of a domestic dispute. The boyfriend is arrested for hitting his girlfriend in the jaw. The girlfriend is sent to the hospital, but in handcuffs. She has also been arrested for trying to strangle her boyfriend.
Officer in Command: Lt. Sean Greene
Firefighters Featured: Lt. Sean Greene

Synopsis: A man and woman are arrested for a domestic dispute. However, the woman must first be taken to the hospital for medical attention.

Log Line: Firefighters cool down a heated domestic dispute.


Hit and Run (Top)
Date / Time: 6/8/01 at 3:12pm
Description: Firefighters arrive at the scene of a hit and run car accident. The driver was hit broad side and is unable to get out of her car. Firefighters and EMS work together to get her safely out of the vehicle.
Officer in Command:
Firefighters Featured: Lt. Ronnie Gill – Chase Driver, Brian Fraliegh

Synopsis: A woman is injured after her car is hit. The other car flees the scene. Firefighters remove her from the car and put her into an ambulance.

Log Line: Firefighters respond to a hit and run car accident.



THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #5

City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Station 9

Structure Fire/Man Dies
(Top)
Date/Time: 10:55pm
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to calls of a fire in an apartment building. They arrive to the cries of residents that a man is still in his apartment engulfed in smoke. Firefighters reach the man and try to revive him but unfortunately, after much effort, they must rule this fire "with fatality." Firefighters must determine the cause of the fire and also emotionally deal with the loss of the victim.
Officer in Command: Capt. Patrick Hayden
Firefighter Featured: Miguel Escodedo, Joe Holguin, Eddie Marez

Synopsis: Firefighters arrive to fight a fire amidst hysterical tenants. They shout that someone is still in the fire. They get to the man, but he has inhaled too much smoke and has suffered severe burns and has died.

Log Line: A fire in an apartment building leaves one man dead.

City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Station 9

Abandoned House (Top)
Date/Time: 4:40pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are dispatched to the site of a fire in an abandoned house. They have to be careful upon entering just to ensure their safety in the event of a back draft or unseen fires within the building. They figure that the fire might have been fueled by rubbish or furniture left in the house. They pull out a desk and put out fire in the drawers. They search for extensions of the fire in the attic. The fire is contained and was probably set by gang members using the house as a hangout, or even a rival gang hoping to smoke the other gang out of the house.
Officer in Command: Capt. Paul Sebourn, Capt. Thomas Paulsen
Firefighters Featured: Alex De La Torre
Civilians Featured: Miguel Montelongo, Luis Quintana

Synopsis: Firefighters contain a fire in an abandoned house to the desk where it originated. Writing on the walls gives firefighters the impression that gang members were using the house as a hangout. A rival gang might be to blame for the arson.

Log Line: Fire in an abandoned house leads firefighters to the scene where gangs may have been squatting.
City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Station 9

Burnt Candle
(Top)
Date/Time: 8:55am
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to reports of smoke emerging from a building window. They arrive and must break through the door and find that a fire originated from a candle. It has damaged a counter top and a wall in one woman’s apartment. They must check for fire in the attic above the apartment. The woman thanks the firefighters but is upset because she lost pictures and other personal effects.
Officer in Command:
Firefighters Featured: Frank Macias
Civilians Featured: Amy Tellez

Synopsis: Firefighters arrive on a site where passersby reported seeing smoke. It originated from a candle left unattended in an apartment. Some of the resident’s personal photographs have been lost.

Log Line: Firefighters save an apartment from complete destruction when a candle sets a wall on fire.

City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Station 9

Man with Hole in Head
(Top)
Date/Time: 3:29am
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to the scene where a man has possibly suffered an assault and is lying lifeless on a street lined with homeless people and portable toilets. Firefighters search for the man with flashlights. They find him and begin taking steps to prepare him for transport to the hospital after diagnosing his severe head contusion. His vital signs are not within the normal realm necessary to sustain life. Firefighters load him into an ambulance while police seal off the crime scene to collect evidence from the assault.
Officer in Command: Capt. Eric Andersen

Synopsis: Firefighters search for a man reported to have suffered injury due to an assault. They find him in an area laden with homeless people, lifeless on the ground. They prepare him for transport to the hospital but it doesn’t look like he will survive, his breathing rate is well below normal. Police seal off the crime scene.

Log Line: Firefighters try to save a man with a severe head injury while police begin taking steps to investigate the crime.

City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Station 9

Car Training (hour shows only)
(Top)
Date/Time:
Description of Call: Firefighters must practice using the heavy machinery used to cut people out of the wreckage of a car crash. They use devices that cut through metal and other ones that pry pieces of the car open wide so that victims can be extracted. Viewers see firefighters with different levels of experience try their hand at maneuvering around an old junkyard car.
Officer in command:
Firefighter Featured:
Civilians Featured:

Synopsis: Even seasoned firefighters still need to practice with heavy machinery. Watch as they practice demolishing a car with precise machinery used to gingerly remove victims from the wreckage.

Log Line: Firefighters train for using heavy machinery to demolish a car when the time comes to save a victim.



City: Brooklyn
Fire Station: Rescue 2

Grocery Store Fire
(Top)
Date/Time: 6:55am
Description of Call: Rescue 2 is called to the scene of a multiple dwelling fire. When they arrive, they enter the building to begin searching for victims, while other companies look for the source of the smoke. Realizing the fire is located inside the grocery store on the ground floor, Rescue 2 gains entry using partner saws to cut the locks off the roll-down gate. Word gets to a FDNY paramedic that there may be a four-day old baby trapped inside, but she finds the parents have safely gotten her out. A short time later, the fire is believed extinguished and Rescue 2 is released. They head back to the firehouse, only to be called back to the scene when companies still in the building have discovered hidden fires in the walls and ceilings.
Officer in Command: Lt. Pete Lund
Firefighters Featured: Mark Gregory, Bob Galione, Thomas Donnelly, Duane Wood

Synopsis: Firefighters battle a blaze in a residential building with a grocery store on ground level. Once under control, they are released from the scene, only to be called back when other companies discover additional fires in the walls.

Log Line: Firefighters extinguish a blaze and are released from the scene, only to be called back when it flares up again.

City: Brooklyn
Fire Station: Rescue 2

Williamsburg
(Top)
Date/Time: 1:36am
Description of Call: Rescue 2 responds to a call of an apartment building fire. When they arrive, their goal is to assist other companies on the scene and to search for victims. The fire is extinguished quickly, but firefighters continue to check for extension. By punching holes in the walls and pulling ceilings down, they not only ventilate the building but also reveal hidden areas that fire can hide. Soon, the "under control" is given and Rescue 2 goes back into service.
Officer in Command: Lt. Peter Martin
Firefighters Featured: Bob Galione, Michael Quinn, Kevin O’Rourke

Synopsis: Rescue 2 responds to a call for a burning apartment building. They assist the other companies and search for victims, as well as pulling ceilings to check for fire extension.

Log Line: Rescue 2 assists other firefighters at a blaze at an apartment building.

City: Brooklyn
Fire Station: Rescue 2

HazMat Training
(Top)
Date/Time:
Description of Call: Rescue 2 engages in hazardous materials training in preparation for a terrorist attack. Every rescue company firefighter is a hazmat technician, and in any biological or nerve agent situation they are all trained in what protocol to follow. Their goal in that situation is to rescue as many people as possible, although their captain admits that if hundreds of people were down, it would be a problem.
Officer in Command: Capt. Phillip Ruvolo
Firefighters Featured: Lincoln Quappe, Salvatore Civitillo

Synopsis: Rescue 2 does hazardous materials training in preparation for terrorism in the form of a biological or nerve agent attack.

Log Line: Rescue 2 does hazardous materials training in case of terrorism.

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #6

City: San Francisco
Fire Station: Rescue Squad 2

Person Trapped Under Train
(Top)
Date/Time: 6/21/01 11:31am
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to an EMS call. The victim is a 14-year-old girl, who was hit and dragged by an 80-ton train, and is currently pinned under the wheel by her left ankle. Medics come onto the scene to evaluate the girl’s injuries; she is in critical condition and is unable to receive painkillers due to internal injuries. Firefighters position jacks and high-pressure air bags in an attempt to lift the train off the victim. The first attempt fails. The second attempt is successful, and the young girl is removed from the train’s undercarriage.

Officer in command:
Capt. Tony Smerdel
Firefighters featured: Caroline Paul, David Franklin

Synopsis: Firefighters must work fast to free a 14-year-old girl from beneath an 80-ton light-rail train. There is no time to spare, as the victim is fading in and out of consciousness.

Log Line: Young girl is trapped under train with life threatening injuries.



City: Bronx, New York
Fire Station: Ladder 39

4 Story Fire
(Top)
Time: 9:44pm
Description of call: Squad is dispatched to the site of a fire on the 5th floor of a building. They are the third engine to be called to the site. Upon their arrival flames are spewing out the window and people are fleeing in their bedclothes and underwear. A candle left burning in a woman's bedroom ignited the fire. A pillow fell on the candle; the pillow went up in flames and the mattress caught fire soon after. Firefighters worry that the fire is spilling into the hallway and into apartments surrounding the source of the flames. The fire is dosed with water and put out and the walls and the adjacent apartments are inspected to ensure they will not spread fire into other apartments. Everyone is safe though some apartments incurred water damage, but nothing as bad as the apartment in which the fire originated.
Civilians Featured: Francis Velasquez

Synopsis: Fire fighters are dispatched and arrive to fire spilling out the fifth story windows. A candle left burning unattended is to blame for the blaze that originally ignited a pillow then a mattress. Residents of the apartments surrounding the fire worry that their apartments will also incur damages. The fire does not spread though there is some water damage and major damage to the original apartment.

Log Line: An unattended candle turns into a blaze that devours an entire apartment.



City: Bronx, NY
Fire Station: Engine 75

Baby Born
(Top)
Time: 12:21pm
Description of call: Firefighters are called to the boundary of their jurisdiction to aid a woman giving birth in a six-floor walk-up. They ascend the stairs and enter the apartment to find blood on the hallway floor and the mother sitting in a chair as another woman stands on the other side of the room holding the newborn. Mother and child seem to be in good condition and EMS is on their way to confirm this assumption. This is the second "baby" call this week to which this engine has responded. A nervous mother, her child and the third woman are escorted to the hospital.
Officer in Command: Matthew Hanson
Firefighter Featured: Matthew Calarndra, Timothy Gimpel, and EMT Joe Velasquez
Civilians Featured: Janis Lopez

Synopsis: Engine 75 in the Bronx is called to their second "woman giving birth" call in a week. They arrive to find the baby is already born and mother and child seem to be fine. EMS arrives to verify this fact and all are whisked away to the hospital.

Log Line: Mother delivers her own baby and firefighters and EMTs ensure their health and safe arrival at the hospital.


City: Bronx, New York
Fire Station: Ladder 39

Car Motorcycle
(Top)
Date/Time: 2:10pm
Description of call: There is a multi-car pileup on the Major Deegan Expressway. Five cars and tractor-trailer and a motorcycle are involved. The highway is closed and blocked by a fire truck since cars are strewn about and people sit, some injured, some unscathed, along the median. Car batteries are disconnected to avoid the possibility that they might spark a fire. Determined, EMS and firemen quickly tend to the injured. The motorcyclist walks away only with a scrape on his arm. The highway is dosed with water to dilute the antifreeze spilled from the overturned cars and the highway is reopened shortly thereafter.

Synopsis: Police and firefighters are dispatched to a multi-car accident on a major New York City Highway. Five cars, a tractor-trailer and a motorcycle are involved in the crash; the only uninjured party is the motorcyclist. Firefighters and EMS tend to the injured, prevent the ignition of potential fires and prepare the highway to be reopened.

Log Line: There is a seven-vehicle pileup, including a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer, on a major New York City highway.

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #7

City: Dallas
Fire Station: Station 37

Mall Seizure
(Top)
Date/Time: 12:20pm
Description of Call: A man had a seizure in a mall and EMS and police are called to the scene. The man wakes up and is completely disoriented. He pleads with the EMTs to let him go then becomes combative. The EMTs believed that he would come around and begin to understand what was going on but he didn’t he simply became more and more combative, violent and loud. They brought him to the hospital where he was treated for his seizure.

Firefighter Featured: Chris Pearson

Synopsis: A man who suffered a seizure in a mall gets combative and never really comes to understand what happened to him. He pleads with the police and EMTs to let him go.

Log Line: Firefighters and police must fight to keep a disoriented man from hurting himself and others.


City: Dallas
Fire Station: Station 37

Highway Mattress Fire
(Top)
Date/Time: 9:20am
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to the scene of a mattress fire on the freeway. They first assume that there is simply a rubbish fire that was called in as a mattress fire, but to their surprise, there is indeed a mattress burning in the middle of the highway. It, most likely, fell off a truck and then was ignited by a cigarette thrown from a car. Firefighters must contend with cars speeding past on the freeway coming toward them as they deal with the fire.

Firefighter Featured: Allen Richards

Synopsis: A mattress in the middle of the highway is on fire, much to the disbelief of the firefighters. They douse the mattress with water and pull it to the side of the road.

Log Line: Speeding cars impede firefighters ability to combat a mattress fire in the middle of the freeway.


City: Dallas
Fire Station: Station 37

Elderly Heart Attack
(Top)
Date/Time: 9:30am
Description of Call: Firefighters and paramedics are called to the scene where an elderly man has apparently suffered a heart attack. They are there to either stabilize the man until an ambulance can arrive or support the ambulance and EMS in their efforts to help the man. The man is diabetic and his blood sugar was not controlled properly, which was a possible reason for the heart attack. It is hard to access the man’s condition; because of his age, his normal state might leave him seeming slightly disoriented.

Firefighter Featured: Delridge Williams

Synopsis: Firefighters are called to the scene where an elderly man has suffered a heart attack. They serve as a support for EMS and paramedics on the scene. They stabilize the man and send in an ambulance to the hospital.



City: San Francisco
Fire Station: House 7 / Rescue 2

Early Morning Blaze
(Top)
Date/Time: 5:45am
Description of Call: Multiple calls to 911 bring firefighters to the scene of a large fire. Upon their arrival they see flames emerging from the roof and because of the unique structure of the building, everyone from the adjoining buildings must be evacuated. Access to the fire is challenging and firefighters must attack it through the building next door. The fire is not immediately controlled but it is contained in a stairwell and the residents should be able to remain in their homes for the night.

Officer in Command: Stephen Smith
Firefighter Featured: Anthony Rivera, Jerry Hefferman, Joseph Hallisy (CV driver) Civilians Featured: Steven Sclad, Alicia Griffin, Bob Burris, Jennifer Yvette Apariso, Jeff Chan, Tammy Sun

Synopsis: Firefighters battle a tricky fire while dealing with access and architectural difficulties in addition to the blaze. They access the fire and contain it in a stairwell and secure the building so that its residents will be able to continue to live there.

Log Line: Firefighters contain an intimidating blaze and save the building for the residents.


City: San Francisco
Fire Station: House 7 / Rescue 2

Korean Car Accident
(Top)

Date / Time:
Description:
Firefighters respond to a car accident where one car has rolled over. They check to make sure no one is still stuck inside as well as check the premises to make sure there is no un-environmental leakage. After securing the premises they hand over the accident to the police department and head to the next call. The second call is for a suicide jumper. Half-way to the scene dispatch calls them off with news that "the jumper" is only a woman sunbathing on her roof.

Synopsis: A car roll over has firefighters on the move to assist victims and clean up any spills. The fire department is then called to their next call, a suicidal jumper who turns out to be a sunbather.

Log Line: Firefighters are busy even when there isn’t a fire, going on calls for a car accident and a suicidal jumper.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #8

City: San Francisco
Fire Station: House 7 / Rescue Squad 2

Brush Fire (Top)
Date/ Time: 6/19/01 - 12:20pm
Description of call: Flames engulf a hillside as firefighters try to control a brush fire and keep it from becoming a wildfire. Using water hoses and shovels they put out one area while another area flares up. Just over a ridge there are homes that are in danger and water on the trucks is running low. As reinforcements arrive the flames are getting closer and closer to the housing development. Finally the addition of water and firefighters defeats the flames - the homes are safe.

Synopsis: Firefighters doggedly battle a persistent brush fire in an effort to contain it.

Log Line: Brush fire on the ridge.


Brush Fire 03 (Top)
Date/ Time: 6/19/01 - 12:20pm
Description of call: Firefighters battle with a brush fire intensifies when they must prevent the blaze from reaching a school. They cut down trees in hopes of controlling the blaze. After attacking the last burning spots left in the fire’s wake, two boys are arrested, suspected of arson.

Synopsis: Firefighters battle a persistent brush fire heading toward a school, suspected to have been started by two youths.

Log Line:
Brush fire threatens children.


City: New York
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Dive Recovery
(Top)
Date/Time: morning
Description of Call: Firefighters arrive on the scene where people reportedly saw the rear end of a car in New York City's East River. Divers enter the water to search for the driver of the car. They find her and attempt to revive her and continue their efforts in the ambulance, as they take the unconscious woman to the hospital.

Officer in Command:
Lt. John Weisheit
Firefighter Featured: Francis Fee, Jr.

Synopsis: Firefighters enter New York's East River to rescue a woman whose car plunged into the water.

Log Line: Firefighters pull a woman from her car, which plunged into the river.


City: New York
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Crane Quandary
(Top)
Date/Time: 9:20am
Description of Call: A water main break is endangering the steadiness of a massive crane being used at a New York City construction site. The contractors called 911 because they had very little room to maneuver, should they need to quickly move the crane. Firefighters investigate the flow of water and materials beneath the crane. The crane seems to have shifted a little but doesn’t seem to be in danger of collapsing.

Officer in Command: Lt. John Weisheit
Firefighter Featured: Brian Sweeney, Joel Kanasky, Daniel Duddy
Civilian Featured: Building Superintendent Daniel Ippoliti, Crane Operator Pat Mulligan

Synopsis: Powerful water flow originating from a water main break endangers the integrity of a crane at a construction site. Firefighters monitor the situation and ensure that the crane doesn’t shift its location.

Log Line: Firefighters monitor a crane endangered by a water main break beneath it.



Smoke in High Rise (Top)
Date/Time: 8:56am
Description of Call: Reports of smoke in a high-rise building draw firefighters to the scene. Technicians surmise that the smoke and a subsequent odor originated from a malfunctioning elevator. The firefighters search for the floor on which the elevator malfunctioned with carbon monoxide monitors in hand. They reach the top floor and find the supposed source of the fumes.

Synopsis: Firefighters investigate the source of fumes and smoke in a high-rise building. Their search brings them to the top floor and confirms their suspicions that an elevator malfunctioned.

Log Line:
Firefighters investigate the source of fumes and smoke in a high rise building.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #9

City: Newark
Fire Station: Engine 6, Engine 11, Truck 11

Prison Fire (full hour)
Date/Time: 12:35pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to combat a fire in an abandoned, historic prison. They must pound steel-reinforced doors in order to gain access to the secure building. They rush through the maze of hallways and deal with barred areas designed to keep the prisoners in. These very structures, implemented to keep people in, will hinder the firefighters in their plight to extinguish the fire, raging out of control in many rooms of the prison. A partial collapse adds another obstacle to those the firefighters must combat. It is a blaze that rages on for hours.

Synopsis: Firefighters do battle with a blaze running out of control at a historical New Jersey prison.

Log Line: Firefighters engage in a lengthy battle with a fire raging out of control in an abandoned prison.


THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #10

City: Jersey City
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Church Fire
(Top)
Date /Time: 4/13/01
Description of Call: A man comes running to the door of the firehouse because there is a fire at the church down the street. Firefighters respond to the scene at a church, which has developed into a three-alarm fire. The fire is so intense that neighboring buildings are threatened for destruction. Finally, the fire is extinguished after a long battle. Firefighters discuss how the fire could have been worse and what the causes might have been.
Officers featured: Chief Kearny and Chief Cobb

Synopsis: A three-alarm church fire is consuming all in its path. In its wake, firefighters discuss the fire and how it could have been worse.

Log Line: A three-alarm fire has firefighters working desperately to contain the flames.


Tractor Trailer Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 6/19/01 - 9:45pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to a tractor trailer fire. They use special equipment to determine if there are any victims still stuck inside. The fire is quickly extinguished.

Firefighters featured: Johnsee Bing

Synopsis: A tractor trailer is in flames and firefighters must work quickly to ensure there is no victims or gas explosion.

Log Line: Firefighters search for victims in a tractor trailer fire.


Head on Collision (Top)
Date/Time: 6/14/01 at 7:38pm
Description of Call: Firefighters rush to the scene of a head on collision. Two people are trapped inside the car. Firefighters discuss ways to get them out without causing more injury, while taking preventive measures to avoid a car fire. Nearby, an anxious man waits to hear news about his granddaughter and great granddaughter still stuck in the car. Both are removed safely and taken away in an ambulance.

Officers Featured: Capt. James Welsh

Synopsis: After a head-on collision firefighters rush to prevent a car fire and remove two people trapped inside the car. Nearby, an anxious grandfather waits to hear news about his family.

Log Line: Head-on collision leaves grandkids trapped inside a car.


Fallen Firefighters (Top)
Date/Time: 6/14/01
Description: Firefighters rally together when three firefighters die in the line of duty. There are over 1,000 men in uniform at their funeral to say goodbye to the fallen heroes.

Synopsis: Firefighters come from all over to say goodbye to three men who died in the line of duty.

Log Line: Firefighters pay their respects to three firefighters who died in the line of duty.


City: Boston
Fire Station: Ladder 15, Engine 33

Fire and Arrest
(Top)
Date/Time: 6/8/01 - 7:15 pm
Description of call: Fire fighters report to a basement apartment building fire. Fire fighters carry out first victim, who is suffering from smoke inhalation. Building residents are shaken. Second victim is escorted out and is later reprimanded by Captain for attacking fire fighters. Second victim is later arrested. Fire caused by stove.

Firefighters featured: Capt. McGrath; Civilians featured: Basil J. Englishman

Synopsis: Blaze tears through Boston building, as firefighters desperately try to confine inferno. Fire fighters rescue two victims, one of who is later arrested for attacking the fire fighters.

Log Line: Firefighters rescue two men from a building fire, are arrested for attacking firefighters.

Car Accident (Top)
Date/Time: 12:30pm
Description of call: Firefighters get to the scene within a minute of the dispatch call, before EMS or police. On this rainy afternoon 2 cars collide on a busy highway. A woman in the backseat is injured and firefighters decide not to move her without EMS. The firefighters try to keep regular traffic moving, to avoid another accident. Finally, the woman is removed and taken to the hospital.

Synopsis: A car accident on the highway leaves a woman injured, while her husband anxiously awaits an ambulance. Firefighters are trying to help the woman, clean up the accident, and keep other cars from getting into a rubbernecking accident.

Log Line: A highway crash leaves a woman injured and firefighters working quickly to avoid another accident.


Kitchen Smoke (Top)
Date / Time:
Description of call: Firefighters respond to a call made by neighbors smelling smoke in the apartment complex. They break down the door to find that no one is at home and there is no fire or emergency. They ventilate the area and head back to the station.

Synopsis: Firefighters investigate heavy smoke emanating from an apartment. When they break down the door they find no fire.

Log Line: Heavy smoke prompts neighbors to call 911, but when firefighters investigate they find no fire.


Asthma Attack (Top)
Date/Time: 5/29/01 - 5:50pm
Description of Call: Firefighters rush to the aid of a middle age woman having an asthma attack. When they arrive she is feeling much better. After giving her some oxygen they leave.

Synopsis: Firefighters rush to aid of woman having an asthma attack, but by the time they arrive she is only in need of a little oxygen.

Log Line: A woman having an asthma attack is assisted by firefighters.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #11

City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Engine 9

McRubbish Fire
(Top)
Date/Time: 3:57pm
Description of call: Engine 9 is dispatched to the site of a fire in the dumpsters outside of a McDonald’s on Alameda Street. They suit up in full gear because they have to anticipate the worst. They arrive and assess the situation and confirm that this is a fire they can handle on their own. Within eight minutes of dispatch and five minutes after they arrived on the scene, the fire is under control. Firefighters determine that this blaze was set intentionally but no ignition fluid is found in the dumpsters. A huge cloud of billowing black smoke is caused by the large plastic trays used (to carry buns) in the restaurant. After the engine refills their water tank, they head back to the firehouse, a half-hour after they responded to the call.

Officer in Command: Jesse Cisneros
Firefighter Featured: Peter Yahooboo

Synopsis: Firefighters respond to the call of a rubbish fire outside a McDonalds in Los Angeles. They arrive within three minutes and have the fire under control just five minutes after that.

Log Line: Engine 9 in Los Angeles quickly gains control over an intimidating rubbish fire outside of a McDonalds.


City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Engine 9

Car Roof Removal
(Top)
Date/Time: 11:55am
Description of call: A woman is trapped in her car and in order to avoid any further injury, firefighters must cut away the roof of her car. As they peel away the roof, they cover her with a sheet to protect her from sparks and lay her on a backboard to avoid any neck or back trauma.

Officer in Command: Capt. James Patrick Hayden
Firefighters Featured: Robert Appleford, James Patrick Hayden

Synopsis: A woman is pulled from her car after firefighters remove the roof to avoid having to twist her body and further her injury.

Log Line: LA's Bravest remove the roof of a car to rescue an injured woman.


City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Engine 9

Photographer
(Top)
Date/Time: 2:05pm
Description of call: Firefighters report to the scene that appears to be simply a building fire which turns out to be only a blown-out fluorescent bulb. Things become interesting when firefighters realize that the office belongs to a man who has been photographing celebrities for 30 years. Firefighters enjoy calls when they get to meet interesting people. In this case, they also receive a guided studio tour from the photographer.

Officer in Command: Capt. Hayden
Firefighters Featured: George Rodriquez, Robert Appleford

Synopsis: Firefighters save priceless celebrity photographs in a studio where a fluorescent bulb has exploded.

Log Line: Firefighters save and then tour a photography studio.



City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Engine 9

Mall Sick
(Top)
Date/Time: 2:13pm
Description of Call: Firefighters and paramedics are called to a Los Angeles mall on reports of sick woman. They arrive and assume that the woman is dehydrated and exhausted because of the extreme heat that day. They check her vital signs but have a hard time discerning what is wrong because the woman does not speak English. Her husband does not want the firefighters to take her to the hospital so he calls their son to come get her.

Firefighters Featured: Micah Millman, Derek Goldstein

Synopsis: A sick woman at the mall cannot communicate what is wrong with her because she does not speak English. Her husband does not want paramedics to take her to the hospital.

Log Line: Firefighters try to aid a sick woman in the mall.


City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Engine 9

Finger Stabbing (hour show only)
(Top)
Date/Time: 5:25pm
Description of Call: Firefighters and EMS are dispatched to the scene where a man was reportedly stabbed. When they arrive, the man is sitting on the curb in apparent pain, as he seems to have been stabbed (with a bottle) in the finger. EMS load him into the ambulance and take him to the hospital.

Officer in Command: Capt. Jesse Cisneros
Firefighter Featured: Peter Yaghooeou
Civilians Featured: Jose Vaillo

Synopsis: Firefighters find a man stabbed in the finger sitting on a curb in apparent pain and covered in blood. He was stabbed with a broken bottle and fears the man who stabbed him will come back. EMS loads him into the ambulance and take him to the hospital.

Log Line: Firefighters aid a man stabbed in the finger by a man wielding a broken bottle


City: Boston
Firehouse: Ladder 15, Engine 15

Motorcycle Accident
(Top)
Date/Time: 6/1/01 12:04pm
Description of call: Boston's Bravest respond to a motor accident at a busy Boston intersection. A man driving the motorcycle is taken away by the ambulance with multiple injuries, while passengers from a car answer questions. Firefighters work quickly to clean up the scene of the accident to let a waiting trolley resume its route.

Officer in command: Lt. Rob Crawford

Synopsis: At a busy intersection, firefighters work quickly to clean up a motor accident. A motorcyclist is taken away by ambulance with multiple injuries.

Log Line: An accident leaves a motorcyclist in critical condition, and the driver of the car left to answer all the questions.


City: Boston, MA
Fire Station: Ladder 15, Engine 15

Pond Suicide
(Top)
Date/Time: 6/2/01 1:25pm
Description of call: Firefighters are called to check out a report of a missing person and a possible suicide. A park ranger has discovered unattended clothing and personal belongings next to a pond. A scuba diving team is called in to deploy a search pattern. There is limited visibility in the pond, so divers must search by touch and feel. After five hours of diving, no body is found. The following day, the missing person is found in good health.

Officer in command: Lt. Gil Quinchia

Synopsis: Scuba divers are sent to recover a possible suicide. They must face low visibility and work quickly to find the body.

Log Line: Possible suicide is investigated by scuba divers.


City: Boston
Fire Station: Ladder 15, Engine 33

Monument
(Top)
Date/Time:
Description of call: Boston firefighters go periodically to wash, maintain and pay their respects at a monument commemorating nine firefighters lost in a tragic building fire in 1972. Firefighters acknowledge their devotion to one and other and the importance they place on keeping each other safe during dangerous calls.

Officer in Command: Capt. James Welsh
Firefighters Featured: Michael Davis, Kenneth Hayes

Synopsis: Firefighters visit a monument commemorating nine of their own who fell during a house fire in 1972.

Log Line: Firefighters pay their respects to nine of their fallen brothers.


Grand Mother Elevator (Top)
Date / Time: 6/1/01 9:10am
Description of call: Firefighters are called to an apartment complex where two people are stuck on the inside of an elevator. The trapped people have found a way to extricate themselves from the elevator prior to the firefighters arrival. The woman is still extremely upset from the event and EMS is called in to help her. She is almost calm by the time EMS arrives.

Officer in command: Lt. Robert Crawford

Synopsis: After being trapped in an elevator, a woman has an anxiety attack. EMS is called but she has nearly recovered when they arrive.

Log Line: A woman who regularly takes anxiety pills is extremely upset after being trapped in an elevator.


City: Boston
Fire station: Engine 33

Diabetic
(Top)
Date / Time:
Description of call: Firefighters respond to a 911 call from a woman who spotted another woman lying on the ground. The injured woman wears a medical alert bracelet, which alerted those around her that a medical condition may have caused her fall. Paramedics arrive on the scene and realize that she is in diabetic shock and whisk her away to the hospital.

Officer in Command: Capt. John Teehan

Synopsis: Firefighters attempt to care for a woman who is in shock due to extremely high or extremely low blood sugar. They are alerted to her diabetic condition due to a medical alert bracelet on her wrist.

Log Line: Firefighters and paramedics aid a woman in diabetic shock.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #12

City: Bronx
Fire Station: Engine 75

Boy Stuck in Swing
(Top)
Date/Time: 6:52PM
Description of Call: Firefighters and EMS are called to a playground where a boy is stuck in a swing made for a child much smaller than him. The swing is detached from the swing set and the boy, with the swing still wrapped around his waist, is laid on the ground. EMS crews work with precise instruments to release the boy without cutting him.

Firefighters Featured: Clifford Thompson, Stan Sussina

Synopsis: Firefighters and EMS work delicately to release a boy from a swing made for a child much smaller than him.

Log Line: EMS cut a playground swing off a boy.


City: Bronx
Fire Station: Engine 75

Heroin Isn't Chic
(Top)
Date/Time: 11:40am
Description of Call: A HIV+ man is down on the street from an apparent drug overdose. He resists EMS help or being taken to the hospital because, as one firefighter put it, "he paid for his high and he doesn’t want it taken away."

Firefighters featured: Kieran Brosnon, Joseph Mullady

Synopsis: A man is down on the street from an apparent drug overdose but does not want help from EMS and resists being taken to the hospital.

Log Line: A man in the street overdoses on drugs and resists help from EMS.


This is Not a Drill (Top)
Date/Time: 11am
Description of call: Part of a firefighter’s duty is to prepare for a sudden fire in any location. Bronx firefighters visit buildings that are in the process of being renovated. They take a look at the structures and the pitfalls they may face in the event of a fire. To further their knowledge and experience in dealing with this type of structure, they erect a makeshift roof and attempt to cut through it as they would to vent a fire.

Officer in Command: Capt. Thomas Kelly
Firefighters Featured: William Noonan, Matthew Hanson

Synopsis: Bronx firefighters must educate themselves on the best ways to fight a fire. With new structures arising throughout the city, they must modify their plan of attack for each. They build mock set-ups of real buildings and surmise how they would react if fire erupted.

Log Line: A firefighter’s work is never done, if not fighting a fire, they're preparing for one.


El Ties (Top)
Date/Time: 9:12am
Description of call: Fire on an elevated track of the New York City subway system brings Bronx firefighters to the platform. After speaking to a ticket booth representative to determine the exact location of the fire, they assume it started because debris stuck in the ties ignited. They douse the ties with water from underneath, stopping whenever a train approaches. The fire is put out and the New York City subway system is salvaged.

Officer in Command: Capt. Thomas Kelly
Firefighters Featured: Matthew Hanson, Matthew Calandra, Timothy Gimbel.


City: Jersey City, NJ
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Vito’s Lunch
(Top)
Date/Time: 4:10am
Description of call: Firefighters are called to the scene of a fire in a trailer. As it turns out, the trailer is a luncheonette, with many possibilities for gas and chemical ignition. The fire is small and extinguished quickly; however, an arson investigator is called to the scene. The owner’s wife arrives to open the restaurant, only to find the charred shell. She maintains that the fire had to have been set by someone because the only thing in the area where the fire started was a garbage dumpster.

Synopsis: Firefighters respond to an early-morning fire in a trailer used as a luncheonette. The owner of the trailer maintains that the fire had to have been set purposefully or accidentally by a person who threw something into a dumpster outside her luncheonette.

Log Line: A luncheonette goes up in flames and owner believes arsonists are at fault.


City: Jersey City
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Elderly Woman in Elevator
(Top)
Date/Time: 1:59pm
Description of call: This call brought Jersey City's Bravest to the heroic rescue of an elderly woman trapped in an elevator for a half-hour. They climbed the stairs to reach the woman, pry open the doors and lift the woman out. To them, it was a routine elevator extrication but to Stella Perizzo, they were heroes.

Civilian Featured: Stella Perizzo

Synopsis: An elderly woman is trapped in an elevator in her apartment building.

Log Line: Firefighters swoop down and rescue an elderly woman from a stalled elevator.


City: Jersey City
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Gregory Greene
(Top)
Date/Time:
Description of call:
Firefighters talk emotionally about a very special volunteer who has served their firehouse for more than 35 years. Gregory Greene is said to be as much a part of the fire department as the firefighters who go out and fight fires everyday. His love for the fire department and their love and admiration for him is mutual.

Synopsis: Volunteer Gregory Greene earns high praise from the firefighters he works with and their love and admiration for him seems to equal his admiration and love for the fire department.

Log Line: Gregory Greene earns high praise from the fire department.


City: Jersey City
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Woman Burning Leaves
(Top)
Date/Time: 11:41am
Description of call: Firefighters report to a suburban neighborhood after reports of smoke were called in. They identify the house from which the smoke is coming and find that there is a woman burning leaves in her backyard. They put the fire out with her garden hose, telling her that it’s against the law to burn leaves in New Jersey.

Officer in Command: Capt. Petrocelli
Firefighters Featured: Anthony Kcocko
Civilian Featured: Nora Harris

Synopsis: Firefighters put out a fire caused by a woman burning leaves in her backyard.

Log Line: Firefighters put out burning leaves with a garden hose.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #13

City: San Francisco
Fire Station: Rescue Squad 2

Person Trapped Under Train
(Top)
Date/Time: 6/21/01 11:31am
Description: Firefighters respond to an EMS call. The victim is a 14-year-old girl who was hit and dragged by an 80-ton train and is currently pinned under its wheel by her left ankle. Medics come on the scene to evaluate the girl’s injuries; she is in critical condition and is unable to receive painkillers due to internal injuries. Firefighters position jacks and high-pressure air bags in an attempt to lift the train off of her. The first attempt fails. The second attempt is successful, and the young girl is removed from the train’s undercarriage.

Officer in Command: Capt. Tony Smerdel
Firefighters Featured: Caroline Paul, David Franklin

Synopsis: Firefighters must work fast to free a fourteen-year-old girl from beneath an 80 ton light-rail train. There is no time to spare, as the victim is fading in and out of consciousness.

Log Line: Young girl is trapped under train with life threatening injuries.


City: Brooklyn, New York
Fire Station: Rescue 2

Brownstone Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 5/25/01 9:30 pm
Description of call: Firefighters respond to a brownstone apartment fire. Fire is located on 2nd floor but spreads to the top floor. Since fire has spread, firefighters are faced with the dangerous task of venting the roof. Within 20 minutes the fire is put out safely. Building resident Jacqueline Anderson believes the fire was caused by an electrical problem. Luckily the fire alarm alerted all residents who were able to escape safely.

Officer in command: Bob Galione
Firefighters featured: Mark Gregory
Civilians featured: Jacqueline Anderson

Synopsis: New York’s Bravest battle a brownstone blaze, which has spread to the top floor. Firefighters are faced with the daunting task of battling the blaze through the roof, which could cave in at any moment. Fire alarms safely alert resident out of the inferno.

Log Line: New York brownstone goes up in flames. Firefighters vent blaze on shaky roof.

City: San Francisco
Fire Station: Rescue Squad 2

Storage Fire
(Top)
Description of Call: Lunch at the firehouse is interrupted by a call to a store where smoke can be seen. When the fire fighters arrive they first must break through a chain link fence to gain access to the property. They cut through a portion of the building’s roof to see if smoke is coming from inside the structure. Outside the structure they discover two burning boxes that may be the source of the smoke. Further investigation of the building shows no fire but firefighters find a Roman candle firework nearby that may be responsible for the boxes catching ablaze. An early Fourth of July is what the firefighters attribute to this call.

Synopsis: Breaking into a building to see where the smoke is coming from leads firefighters to an early Fourth of July firework that seems to be the culprit.

Log Line: Where there’s smoke there’s fireworks.

Lesbian Mattress (Top)
Description: Smoke pouring out of the upper windows of a wooden framed house in San Francisco brings firefighters to the scene. The wood frame and side-by-side construction of the houses in San Francisco are major obstacles firefighters face each day in this city. Fortunately, this fire was contained to the bedroom because a candle was left unattended and ignited the mattress and the night table. Mattress fires can be quite smoky and fast moving but this one only uncovered some secret fetishes of its owners.

Synopsis: Firefighters in San Francisco get control over a potentially damaging mattress in an upscale apartment building.

Log Line: Firefighters uncover more than a burning a mattress in an apartment in San Francisco.


Smoke on Pier (Top)
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to a fire on a pier. It is small and quickly put out. They believe it was started by something thrown over the pier that didn’t make it into the water.

Synopsis/Log line: Firefighters snuff out a small fire on a pier.


City: San Francisco
Firehouse: Rescue Squad 2

SUV Rollover
(Top)
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to a multi-vehicle accident with the possibility of rescuing people trapped in the cars. Upon arrival, they find that an SUV careened into a pick-up truck and flipped it to its side. Both drivers miraculously escaped without injury. Firefighters marveled over this being the first time to see such a grave accident resulting in no injuries.

Synopsis: Firefighters come upon a multi-vehicle accident where one car has been rolled over. Miraculously, there are no injuries.

Log Line: A serious accident between an SUV and a pickup truck has a surprise ending.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #14

City: Newark
Fire Station: Engine 6, Engine 11, Truck 11

Prison Fire
(Top)
Date/Time: 12:35pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to combat a fire in an abandoned, historic prison. They must pound steel-reinforced doors in order to gain access to the secure building. They rush through the maze of hallways and deal with barred areas designed to keep the prisoners in. These very structures, implemented to keep people in, will hinder the firefighters in their plight to extinguish the fire, raging out of control in many rooms of the prison. A partial collapse adds another obstacle to those the firefighters must combat. It is a blaze that rages on for hours.

Synopsis: Firefighters do battle with a blaze running out of control at a historical New Jersey prison.

Log Line: Firefighters engage in a lengthy battle with a fire raging out of control in an abandoned prison.


City: Dallas
Fire Station: Station 37

Mall Seizure
(Top)
Date/Time: 12:20pm
Description of Call: A man has a seizure in a mall and EMS and police are called to the scene. The man wakes up and is completely disoriented. He pleads with the EMT’s to let him go and then becomes combative. The EMTs believe that he will come around and begin to understand what is going on but instead he becames more combative, violent and loud. They bring him to the hospital where he is treated for his seizure.

Officer in Command: Capt. Chris Pearson
Firefighter Featured: FF John Burkhalter
Civilians Featured: Bob Charles

Synopsis: A man who suffered a seizure in a mall gets combative and never really comes to understand what happened to him. He pleads with the police and EMTs to let him go.

Log Line: Firefighters and police must fight to keep a disoriented man from hurting himself and others.

City: Jersey City
Fire Station: Engine 22

Boy Overdose
(Top)
Date / Time: 8:57pm
Description of Call: Engine 22 is dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike to find a victim of reported drug overdose. A witness has seen someone in the thin brush below the overpass and called the police. Firefighters descend into the brush with a thermal imaging camera to see if they can find the person. They come upon a boy 20 minutes later who has indeed overdosed on drugs and is lying on the ground in the rain. Another five minutes and he would have been dead.

Officer in command: Batallion Chief Michael Teypak
Firefighters Featured: Bobby Nunez, Angelo Maino

Synopsis: A thermal imaging camera assists firefighters in finding a boy who overdosed on drugs lying in the think brush beneath a highway overpass.

Log Line: Body heat alerts firefighters to a boy lying unconscious in the brush.


Fire and Fists (Top)
Date / Time: June 20, 2001
Description of Call: After being called to a kitchen fire, firefighters must quell tempers that have flared up in response to the flames. As the woman come to blows over the fire, it is all caught on the "Vest Cam." The woman whose apartment was in flames explains to the Captain what happened while yelling at her neighbor off camera.

Officer in Command: Capt. James Bastan, Capt. Charlie Adamklewicz ,
Capt. Bob Deegan
Firefighters Featured: Walter Milne, Angelo Maino
Civilains Featured: Terri Burt

Synopsis: Tempers flare up after the flames are extinguished

Log Line: Neighbors come to blows after a fire heats up tempers.


Accident To Smoke (Top)
Date/Time: June 20, 2001

Description of Call: Firefighters are in route to an industrial accident when they find out that it is already under control so they continue on to the next call of fire in a high rise. They arrive to find smoke coming from one apartment where someone left food on the stove unattended.

Officer in Command: Captain Victor Petrocelli
Firefighters Featured: Anthony Klocko Jr., John Altson, Kevin Nally
Civilian Featured: Jason Wang

Synopsis: Firefighters rush from an industrial accident to a high-rise fire, which originated with food on the stove left unattended.


Toast (Top)
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to multiple calls from neighbors reporting smoke in the street. Firefighters rush to scene to investigate the source of the smoke. They find that a nearby bakery had burned some bread.

Firefighters Featured: Alberto Rodriquez, Wayne Taylor, Robert Nunez

Synopsis: Burning bread ignites neighbors’ fears and brings firefighters to the scene.

Log Line: Smoke from the bakery set neighbors’ fears ablaze.


THE BRAVEST-AIRSHOW #15

City: Brooklyn, NY
Fire Station: Rescue 2

Projects Fire
(Top)
Date/Time: 5/30/01
Description of call: Firefighters are dispatched to battle a sixth floor blaze in a project building. Confining the fire to one apartment, the firefighters are able to move in with a hose and extinguish the blaze in minutes. No injuries are reported.

Officer in command: Bob Galione

Synopsis: Firefighters are called to battle a raging blaze in 6th fl apartment. They struggle to confine the fire into one apartment. The fast-acting fire fighters are able to extinguish the blaze within minutes.

Log line: Firefighters battle fire in 6th floor apartment building.


Medal Day (Top)
Date/Time: 5/30/01
Description of call: New York’s Bravest are honored fat an awards ceremony at City Hall for the bravery they exhibit everyday. A few firefighters reflect on how their job has touched them and what being a firefighter means to them, their spouses and their children. New York City’s Mayor celebrates and acknowledges the bravest of The Bravest.

Officer in Command: Capt. Ruvolo
Firefighter Featured: William Esposito

Logline: Firefighters accept medals for the bravery they exhibit everyday.


Sunset Park (Top)
Date/Time: 5/30/01 5:44 pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are called while eating dinner. They are dispatched to a two-story multiple dwelling fire in Sunset Park, an area known for drug use. During their route to the fire, they are re-routed to another blaze on the 4th floor of a building. The firefighters arrive and quickly extinguish the fire. The firefighters then do a full search of the apartment to check for victims or if the fire has spread. The apartment is abandoned, and firefighters believe the fire was started by an individual who was smoking crack.

Officer in command: Lt. Pete Martin
Firefighters featured: John Driscoll, Kevin O’Rourke, Lincoln Quappe
Civilians featured: José De Rivera

Synopsis: Firefighters leave their hot meals to battle a building blaze in an area notorious for its drug use. The firefighters quickly put out a blaze apparently started by a drug addict in an abandoned apartment.

Log Line: Firefighters battle a fire started by a drug addict in an abandoned apartment.


Rubbish Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 5/30/01 8:10am
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to a call regarding an outdoor rubbish fire. The fire is near a Queen Anne style home built with much flammable material. They search the area, including a synagogue where a circumcision is taking place, for fire extensions. The circumcision is postponed until the firefighters have finished their search.

Officer in Command: Lt. Pete Martin
Firefighter Featured: Edward Rall, Mark Gregory

Synopsis: An outdoor rubbish fire lead firefighters to interrupt a circumcision ceremony in search of fire extensions. Due to the material of the house next to the fire, extensions are a possibility.

Log Line: Firefighters interrupt a circumcision ceremony in search of fire extensions.


City: Washington, D.C.
Fire Station: Rescue 1, Engine 10


Woman Dragged Out
(Top)
Date / Time: 6/7/01 at 1 am
Description of Call: Firefighters walk into a smoke-filled apartment building and split up to find not only the fire, but victims of smoke inhalation. One woman is found unconscious next to her bed and is carried outside. Firefighters revive her with oxygen, but when the woman comes to, she tries to refuse hospital treatment. The EMS technicians put her on a gurney and strap her down because she is petulant and combative.

Officer in command: Lt. Paul Gryskewicz, Lt. Pete Pearson
Firefighters featured: William Kennedy, Eric McGuire


Synopsis: Firefighters find an unconscious woman in a smoke filled apartment building. She is carried outside and revived, only to refuse hospitalization. EMS straps her to a gurney and takes her away in an ambulance.

Log Line: A smoke inhalation victim fades in and out of consciousness, all the while refusing hospitalization.


Heroin O.D. (Top)
Date/Time: 1:10pm
Description of Call: Paramedics are called to a home where a man has apparently overdosed on heroin. Paramedics give him a drug that counteracts heroin and essentially brings him back to life after he stopped breathing. He wakes up and is taken to the hospital.

Officer in Command: Lt. Pete Pearson
Firefighters Featured: FF Chris Ford, FF Paul Gunshol
Civilians Featured: Leroy Zimmerman

Synopsis: Paramedics bring a man back to life after he’s overdosed on Heroin by giving him a drug that will allow him to breath again.

Log Line: Paramedics bring a man back to life after he’s overdosed on Heroin.


Bicycle Theft (Top)
Date/Time: 6/5/01 at 5pm
Description of call: Lt. Hottinger is preparing dinner. The meal is interrupted for a possible hit-and-run call. There is an injured man with a bicycle, who was apparently hit by a car. A witness enters the scene and tells the police officers that the bicycle had just been stolen. The injured man is searched and arrested.

Officers in command: Lt. Charlie Hottinger, Lt. Pete Pearson

Synopsis: Firefighters are called to a hit-and-run scene to tend to an injured bicyclist. A witness tells police that the victim stole the bicycle.

Log Line: Injured bicyclist is really a bicycle thief.



THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #16

City: Miami, FL
Fire Station: Station 2

House Fire Started by Kid
(Top)
Date/Time: 1:20am
Description of Call: Fire has swept through a house and the firefighters arrived to do the final sweep. The fire was located and extinguished, but the house incurred heavy smoke damage. Firefighters ascertain that the fire was a direct result of kids playing with matches in the middle of the night.

Officer in Command: Capt. Bill Gustin
Firefighter Featured: Robert Dube, Jeff Hackman
Civilian Featured: Patrick Kellman

Synopsis: Firefighters do final sweep after fire rushed through a house. They assume it happened when the kids were playing with matches.

Log Line: House destroyed by children playing with matches in the middle of the night.


Live Wire (Top)
Date/ Time: 3:32pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are called because an electrical wire has fallen to the ground during a lighting storm. The wire continues to conduct electricity and cannot be touched. Firefighters are powerless against the high currents of electricity flowing through the wire, but set parameters to keep people safe until the electric company can turn the power off at its source.

Officer in Command: Capt. James Washington
Firefighter Featured: Janice Metka, FF Willie Griffin

Synopsis: A live electrical wire falls to the ground and continues to conduct more than 7000 dangerous volts of electricity.

Log Line: Firefighters insure safety of neighbors and their homes until 7000 volt power line is discontinued.


City: Miami
Fire Station: Station 2

Teen Car Accident
(Top)
Date/Time: 9:30pm
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to an accident on the highway where a car crashed into the median. The driver, a young woman, wasn’t wearing her seatbelt and sustained a deep laceration on her leg. Luckily, she will only need a few stitches.

Firefighter Featured: Jeff Hackman, Glenn Moton, Janice Metka

Synopsis: A young girl sustains only deep cut when her car careens into the highway median.

Log Line: A young female driver saved by luck, not her seatbelt.


Family Flips Car (Top)
Date/Time: 6:30pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are dispatched to a busy freeway during rush hour to the call of an overturned vehicle. They arrive to find that it is a single car accident and no one has been ejected…fortunately, all the family members were wearing their seatbelts. They suffered minor injuries and came dangerously close to careening into a canal. which lay about a foot away from where to car came to rest.

Firefighter Featured: Jeff Hackman
Civilians Featured: Adonys Martinez, David Taboada

Synopsis: Family of four is involved in a single car accident, which resulted in the rollover that brought their car perilously close to a deep dark canal.

Log Line: The family car spins out of control and rolls to a stop next to a canal.


City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Station 9, Truck 33

Heroin OD
(Top)
Date/Time: 1:10 pm
Description of Call: Paramedics are called to the scene where a man has apparently overdosed on Heroin. The man is lying face down in a contorted position on the ground. Paramedics give him a drug that counteracts Heroin and essentially brings him back to life after the Heroin stopped his breathing. He wakes up and is taken to the hospital.

Officer in Command: Capt. Cisneros
Firefighters Featured: Peter Yaghoobov
Civilians Featured: Lee Garcia

Synopsis: Paramedics bring a man back to life after her overdosed on Heroin by giving him a drug that will allow him to breath again.

Log Line: Paramedics bring a man back to life after her overdosed on Heroin.


Valley Brush Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 2:50pm
Description of Call: A huge number of firefighters are dispatched to combat a brush fire in the San Fernando Valley laden with trees and foliage ready to be ignited. A multitude of fire trucks, helicopters and hand crews and needed to combat the fire that has the capacity to overcome some of the most expensive houses in the country. Hand crews are comprised of women from the local prison who will do what they can to combat the fire and subsequent fires until their release date.

Officer in Command: Capt. Scott Mottran
Firefighter Featured: Battalion Chief Jim Powers

Synopsis: Firefighters must combat major traffic on their way to fight a major brush fire in the San Fernando Valley. They combine forces with many other trucks and helicopters and hand crews from the local prison.

Log Line: Firefighters join forces with others to combat a major brush fire.


LA-MVA/Minivan (Top)
Date/Time: 12:03pm
Description of Call: An arson unit that passed by the scene of a multi-car accident calls Los Angeles Bravest to the scene. Within three minutes, two engines and two ambulances arrive. The Jaws of Life are primed and ready if needed. There are a multitude of injuries, many from airbag deployment, and the firefighters are concerned that sparks might ignite the fuel. The car batteries are disconnected. As it turns out, none of the injuries are life threatening, very few people are even taken to the hospital. One half-hour later, the firefighters are on their way home.

Officer in Command: Capt. Richard Andrade, Glenn Zink
Firefighters Featured: Michael Beltran, Jorge Perez

Log Line: Two fire engines and two ambulances responded to a multi-car pile up.


Walk-in Asthma (Top)
Date/Time: 6:55pm
Description of Call: A person complaining of an asthma attack walks into the firehouse. Firefighters tend to him immediately by trying to calm his breathing and by administering oxygen. An ambulance is called to take the man to the hospital once inside the ambulance; paramedics continue to treat the man.

Firefighter Featured: Henry Gasparri, Jose Holquin, Dexter McDaniel

Synopsis: Firefighters treat a man who walks into the station suffering from an asthma attack.

Log Line: Firefighter help a victim who comes to their firehouse for aid.


Car Hits Pole (Top)
Date/Time: 2:54pm
Description of Call: Firefighters and paramedics are called to the scene where a car pummeled into a pole at an intersection. Police and firefighters admit that the possibility of injury in this type of accident is great. One person was stuck in the car, as they cut away the metal to remove the injured driver. They remove three people from the car, including once child, and bring them to the hospital.

Officer in Command: Capt. Eric Andersen

Synopsis: Firefighters and paramedics respond to the site where a car hit a pole. All three people in the car are injured and the driver must be cut out of the wreckage. All are taken to the hospital.

Log Line: Three injured people are taken from the site of where a car hit a pole.


Trash Can Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 3:16pm
Description of Call: Charcoal from a barbeque thrown in the trash sparks a fire. Firefighters arrive on the scene and douse it with water. It was feared that had it burned any longer, it would have ignited a wooden garage door nearby.

Officer in Command: Capt. Richard Andrade, Capt. Paul Gamez
Firefighter Featured: Alex De La Torre
Civilian Featured: Ester Sanchez, Alfred Grazier

Synopsis:
Firefighters douse a trash can fire outside a wooden garage. Apparently, a barbeque from the night before contributed to the fire.

Log Line: Firefighters douse a trash can fire outside a wooden garage.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #17

City: New York City
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Abandoned Building
(Top)
Date / Time: 8:41 a.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to the site where an abandoned building has caught on fire for unknown reasons. The building has been on fire more than once and firefighters are familiar with the structure and its pitfalls.

Officer in Command: Chief Dave Corcoran

Synopsis: Firefighters are called to an abandoned building they have visited before. The fire rages but firefighters are familiar with the structure and can extinguish it.

Log Line: Firefighters know this abandoned building all too well.

VW Accident (Top)
Date / Time: 7:58am
Description of Call: Firefighters get a call of a confirmed pin job after a car rammed into iron pylons near a sidewalk. Witnesses recount that a man came by and pulled the victim out of the burning car and then disappeared. Firefighters prepare the victim for transport, trying desperately to keep him coherent and conscious in case of a head injury.

Officer in Command: Lt. Dennis Mojica
Firefighters Featured: Raymond Smith

Synopsis: A stranger pulls a man from a burning car and firefighters fight against his injuries to keep him conscious for the ride to the hospital.

Log Line: A valiant stranger saves a man from his burning car.

Wall of Patches (Top)
Date / Time:
Description of Call: Firefighters from all over the world come to visit New York and leave a little piece of their hometown in the station house. Rescue 1 has a patch from every willing member of a visiting firehouse hanging on their wall; those they could muscle them out of, that is.

Firefighters Featured: Joe Kanasky

Synopsis/Log Line: Patches from visiting firefighters don the walls of Rescue 1.

City: Jersey City
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Car Flip
(Top)
Date/Time: 1:03 p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to the scene where a car took a turn too quickly and flipped over. A bystander rescued an infant from the vehicle, but the mother was still trapped inside. Firefighters remove the glass from the front window and help the mother out of the vehicle.

Officer in Command: Chief James Burns, Capt. Peter Griese
Firefighters Featured: Leonard Rybicki, Michael Alessi
Civilians Featured: Patricia Mageechee, Roxanne Arrojo

Synopsis: Firefighters remove windshield to aid a woman in getting out of her rolled over car as a bystander holds the baby that was saved when the car flipped.

Log Line: Firefighter aids woman from flipped car.


3 Elevator Rescue
(Top)
Date / Time: 6:47 a.m., 10:58 p.m., and 11:38 p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to rescue people from elevators three times in one day. They have a stash of keys that will open elevators made by every manufacturer. Sometimes elevators have to be cut open to release the passengers.

Officer in Command: Capt. Peter Griese
Firefighter Featured: FF Joseph Vallo

Synopsis: Three elevator entrapments have firefighters busy throughout the day.


Woman with Chest Pains (Top)
Date/Time: 6:28 p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters rush to a scene where a woman is suffering from chest pains. They treat her at the scene with oxygen and then ensure her safe transport to the hospital.

Officer in Command: Battalion Chief Stewart
Firefighter Featured: FF Joseph Savoia

Synopsis/ Log Line: Firefighters aid a woman with chest pains stranded in her home.

City: Jersey City
Fire Station: Rescue 1

Building Collapse
(Top)
Date/Time: 2:35p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to the call of a building collapse. The contractor working on the building maintains that his crew dismantled the façade and that it did not collapse, but firefighters are concerned that the walls of the building are not secure. Firefighters instruct the contractor to provide additional support to the adjoining walls, and once complete, they leave the building and believe it to be safe.

Officer in Command: Capt. Drennan, Battalion Chief Robert Flora

Synopsis: A building collapse brings firefighters to a scene where a contractor assures them that he was dismantling the building, and it did not collapse.

Log Line: The façade of a building collapse.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #18

City: Dallas
Fire Station: Engine 37

First on Scene
(Top)
Date/Time: 9:35pm
Description of Call: Dallas firefighters and EMTs are the first to arrive on the scene of a car accident on the highway. Prior to their arrival, a certified nurse passing by stopped to aid the victims. One man cannot remove himself from the vehicle because of a suspected neck injury, and though he appears to be coherent, he will not inform the EMTs of his injuries.

Firefighter Featured: Keith Massingill, Capt. Danny Miller

Synopsis: EMTs, firefighters and a civilian nurse passing by try to aid victims of a car accident on the highway.

Log Line: A civilian nurse passing by approaches a car accident to see if she can help.


Drinking and Driving (Top)
Date/Time: 1:34am
Description of Call: Engine 37 is called to the site of a two-car accident. Firefighters and police meet on the scene and confirm that since the area is laden with bars and night clubs, it is likely that alcohol was involved. A policeman administers a sobriety test on the driver responsible for the crash, while firefighters make sure there is no possibility of a fire. The driver is arrested and the man in the other car walks away saying, "I’ll live."

Officer in Command: Acting Lt. Al Castillo
Firefighters Featured: Glenda Eller, Keith Massingill, Capt. Danny Miller (CV driver)
Civilians Featured: Richard Lawson

Synopsis: Dallas police and firefighters converge on the scene of a drunk driving accident. The driver is given a sobriety test and arrested for drunk driving.

Log Line: Dallas firefighters are lead to the scene of a drunk driving accident.


Drunk Guy (Top)
Date/Time: 3:04am
Description of Call: Firefighters approach a man who is lying unconscious outside a nightclub. They find that he simply drank too much and try to revive him with an ammonia strip. They call the police who cart him away to sleep it off.

Firefighters Featured: Nelson Rossy

Synopsis/Log Line: Dallas firefighters revive a drunken man before calling the police.


City: Boston
Fire Station: Engine 33 and 5

Recording Studio
(Top)
Date/Time: 9:02pm
Description of Call: Smoke in the basement on a recording studio sets off the alarms and draws firefighters. As it turns out, the occupants were filming a movie that included a smoke machine which set off the alarm.

Firefighter Featured: PIO Steve McDonald, Richard O’Neill

Synopsis/Log Line: Firefighters are called to a false alarm involving a smoke machine.



Spa Call (Top)
Date/Time: 7:30am
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to a building where the box alarm has rung so they search the entire building. They find that the steam room in a spa is a possible trigger for the alarm. They still make sure that there isn’t a fire.

Firefighter Featured: Paul G. Carey – Chase Driver

Synopsis/Log Line: A steam room sets off a smoke alarm in a spa, and firefighters must search the whole building.


City: Boston
Fire Station: Engine 33 and 5

Restaurant Investigation
(Top)
Date/Time: 9:20pm
Description of Call: Firefighters extinguish papers that caught on fire in the kitchen of a restaurant. They call in an arson investigator who can determine what might have started the fire. They suggest that someone turned on the power which led to a faulty power outlet resulting in a fire.

Firefighters Featured: Willie Bogues, John Heenan, John Casper, and Michael Davies

Synopsis: An arson investigator determines that a fire in the restaurant kitchen probably originated from a faulty power outlet.

Log Line: The arson investigator gives answers to burning questions.


Small Rubbish Fire (Top)
Date/Time:
Description of Call: Boston’s Bravest rush to put out a brush fire along a bicycle path in the woods. An all too common scenario, but firefighters take it as seriously as if it were the first one.

Firefighter Featured: Daniel Mullen, Stephen Kennedy

Synopsis/Log Line: Boston firefighters rush to and quickly extinguish a brush fire along a bicycle path in the woods.



Burned Out Car (Top)
Date/Time: 6:12pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to a park where they find a burned out BMW. They find the owner playing tennis and find that the car, filled with water, was put out the day before. Firefighters take his contact information.

Synopsis/Log Line: Firefighters respond to reports of a burned out car in a park which has already been extinguished.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #19

City: Miami
Fire Station: Station 11

18 Wheeler
(Top)
Date / Time: 12:30 p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters and ambulances rush to the scene where a huge truck has hit two cars and overturned on a busy highway. It is a miracle that the only person hurt was the driver of the truck. Firefighters plug a gas tank leak and stabilize the driver before taking him to the hospital to patch up some bruised ribs and an injured jaw.

Officer in Command: Lt. Chris Aquirre, Lt. John Rosier
Firefighter Featured: Jeff Hackman
Civilian Featured: Angel Rodgiquez

Synopsis: Miraculously, people escape injury when a tractor-trailer overturns on a busy Miami highway.

Log Line: Truck overturns on a busy highway.

Motorcycle Down (Top)
Date/Time: 6:03 p.m.
Description of Call: When dispatched to the scene of a freeway motorcycle accident, firefighters and EMS respond to the call and pray that the victim was wearing a helmet. He was not and is lying on the side of the road. The firefighters and EMS crews stabilize his neck, head and back on a board for safe transport to the hospital. He was very fortunate to have survived at all.

Officer in Command: Lt. Michael Posner, Lt. Felipe Osaba
Firefighters Featured: Janice Metka, Jeff Hackman, Pamela Hicks
Civilians Featured: Lakieshe Henderson, Herbert Martinez

Synopsis: Firefighters hope that a motorcycle accident victim was wearing a helmet. The call turns serious when they find out he wasn’t.

Log Line: Luck may have saved a motorcyclist.


Chemical Burn (Top)
Date/Time: 4:20 p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to a "delta" call, the most severe and could be life threatening. They arrive at a boat repair shop to find a man with a chemical burn who was repairing a jet ski, soaking his burnt arm in a bucket of water. Fortunately, when the gasoline from the jet ski ignited, it only singed his mustache and burnt a small section of his arm.

Firefighters Featured: Jeff Molnar, Elizabeth Jean-Louis

Synopsis/LogLine: A boat repairman escapes severe injury when jet ski fuel suddenly ignites.


Mall Fender Bender & 5-Car Pile Up (Top)
Date / Time: 2:04 p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to an auto accident at a mall where a man ran a stop sign and careened into the passenger door of another car. The woman driver complains of neck pain, so she’s put on a stabilized board and taken to the hospital. Just as they’re rounding out this rescue, they’re sent to a five-vehicle accident on the highway because a man in front of them wanted to finish his lunch while driving. One woman was injured and needed to be taken to the hospital because, due to her "unique size" she broke the driver’s seat upon impact.

Officer in Command: Lt. Michael Posner
Firefighters Featured: Janice Guevara

Synopsis: Firefighters get back-to-back calls of car accidents in which two women in total were injured. Both were laid on back boards a taken to the hospital.

Log Line: Firefighters get back-to-back calls of car accidents.


Little Fire Buff (Top)
Date/Time: n/a
Description of Call: Station 11 receives a visit from their biggest fan and most loyal supporter; a nine-year-old boy who has wanted to be a firefighter since the age of two. The boy knows everything there is to know about the station, the trucks, the job, and even looks like a miniature version of his idols, dressed in his own fireman gear.

Firefighters Featured: Jeff Hackman
Civilian Featured: Patrick Kellam

Synopsis/Log Line: Miami firefighters welcome their biggest fan into the station for a tour…a nine-year-old boy with dreams of fighting fires.


City: Dallas
Fire Station: Engine 37

Three Alarm Fire
(Top)
Date/Time: 1:39 p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters are dispatched to a large-scale fire, which extended laterally and horizontally throughout half of the entire structure. The smoke had already become visible for miles and the heat of the day was not helping the firefighters in their plight. One firefighter got a little lightheaded and dizzy. The firefighters fight on and knock the three-alarm fire down.
Officer in Command: Lt. Michael Buehler

Synopsis: Firefighters battle a huge three-alarm fire and despite the hot weather and the heavy smoke, knock the fire down in a matter of a short time.

Log Line: Firefighters remain undeterred after fighting a fire in intense heat and smoky conditions.


Woman Hit By Car (Top)
Date/Time: 1:39 a.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters rush to the aid of a woman who has been hit by a car. They arrive on the scene to find that it was a hit-and-run and the minivan that witnesses say hit her is no where to be found. The woman is in extreme pain and cries out when they try to move her. They put her on a stationary board and load her into an ambulance. Paramedics believe she may have internal bleeding in addition to a fracture of her leg.

Officer in Command: Capt. Danny Miller, Lt. Bruce Thompson,
Firefighter Featured: Keith Massingill

Synopsis/Log Line: A hit-and-run driver leaves a woman lying in excruciating pain on the side of the road. Paramedics rush to her aid.


Three-Year-Old Domestic (Top)
Date/Time: 6:50 p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters and EMS respond to a house where the residents were involved in a violent dispute, resulting in the injury of a child. The woman reported that she threw a ceramic duck at her boyfriend and accidentally hit her son in the head. The firefighters are broken hearted about having to leave the children in the violent household.

Officer in Command: Lt. Michael Buehler
Firefighters Featured: Michael Buehler, Ken Greenberg, Gary Woods, Don Barree

Synopsis/Log Line: Firefighters respond to a domestic dispute when a child is accidentally hit by a ceramic duck at her boyfriend.


City: Dallas
Fire Station: Training Academy

Rookie Training (Top)
Date/Time: n/a
Description of Call: Cameras visit the Dallas Firefighters Training Academy. Rookie firefighters and their instructors practice drills and learn new techniques that they will use to save civilians and their brothers.
Officer in Command: Lt. Michael Buehler, Lt. Armando Garza, Chief Larry Anderson
Firefighters Featured: Gil Pena

Synopsis/Log Line: Up-close look at the Dallas Firefighters Training Academy where rookie firefighters earn their wings.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #20

City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Engine 216

Car Fire
(Top)
Date / Time: 10:23p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters rush to the scene of a car fire to douse the flames before fumes ignite the fire further. Neighborhood kids watch firefighters shoot water into the car that is in the middle of the street, and once extinguished, they help the firefighters push the car to the side of the street.

Firefighter Featured: Anthony Jefferson

Synopsis/Log Line: Firefighters extinguish a raging car fire and kids help to remove the wreckage.

City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Station 9

Laundry Heart Attack
(Top)
Date/Time: 12:45p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters rush to a laundromat where a man has suffered a heart attack and try to save his life by administering CPR as he lies on the floor.

Firefighter Featured: Carl Thurston

Synopsis/LogLine: Firefighters try to revive a heart attack victim in a laundromat.


Rubbish Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 3:16 p.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters douse a rubbish fire outside a house in a nice neighborhood. They rake the smoldering garbage to make sure it is all extinguished.

Civilian Featured: Esther Sanchez, Alfred Frazier

Synopsis: Firefighters tend to a rubbish fire outside a home. They rummage through the trash to make sure it won’t re-ignite.

Log Line: Firefighters extinguish to a rubbish fire before it becomes out of control.


City: Los Angeles
Fire Station: Station 172

Drive By Shooting
(Top)
Date/Time: n/a
Description of Call: Firefighters rush to aid a man who lies in pain after being shot in the arm. His arm is torn up from the bullet and has left a pool of blood on the sidewalk. EMTs do their best to stabilize him and quickly transport him to the hospital via ambulance.

Firefighter Featured: Mark Tolbert

Synopsis/Log Line: A gun shot victim lies in pain as firefighters and EMTs stabilize him and transport him to the hospital.


City: Bronx, NY
Fire Station: Engine 75, Ladder 33

Car Accident-Persons Pinned (Top)
Date/Time: n/a
Description of Call: Firefighters arrive on the scene of a two-car accident to aid the victims that are still pinned in the cars. They pry the door off one of the cars and protect the victims from further injury with collars and backboards and await the arrival of the ambulances to get the people to the hospital. Apparently the ambulances had a busy night as it took them a while to get to the scene.

Officer in Command: Lt. James Doddy

Synopsis: Firefighters aid victims of a two-car accident as they pry people from the wreckage and await the arrival of ambulances.


Couple Trapped in Elevator (Top)
Date/Time: 6:40 a.m.
Description of Call: Firefighters arrive on the scene of a call where two people are trapped in an elevator. They identify the floor on which the elevator is stuck and then find the right key to open the doors and release the people.

Firefighters Featured: FF Cliff Thompson, FF Scott Zimmer

Synopsis: Firefighters free a couple trapped in an elevator.


Handicapped Trapped (Top)
Date/Time: 12:40 a.m.
Description of Call: A handicapped woman is trapped in the lobby of her building because the elevator is broken and she cannot reach her apartment. Firefighters suggest calling EMS to see if they have a bed for her for the night, but then resort to carrying her in her wheelchair up six flights of stairs.

Firefighters Featured: Capt. Thomas Kelly

Synopsis: Firefighters carry a woman in a wheelchair up six flights of stairs because the elevator in her building is out of service.

Log Line: Firefighters play hero to a woman in a wheelchair.


Gas Leak (Top)
Date/Time: 9:35pm
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to an apartment building where there were reports of a smell of gas emanating throughout the building. They find that a new stove was installed and though potentially dangerous, they’re able to contain the fumes and eliminate the risk of fire.

Officer in Command: Lt. Richard Alfano
Firefighter Featured: Tom Zambrano, Ricky Altamo

Synopsis: Risk of explosion decreases as firefighters find a stove leaking gas in an apartment building.

Log Line: Firefighters find a stove leaking gas.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #21

City: Newark
Fire Station: Engine 11

Railroad Tracks Brush Fire
(Top)
Date/Time: 7:10 pm
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to a fire near railroad tracks. Upon arrival they notice smoke coming from the brush beyond a fence, separating the tracks from the road. They cut through the fence carefully, so as not to cut the power line working the tracks, and extinguish the fire ensuring that it will not re-ignite.

Firefighters Featured: Tom Reiss, Mike Popik, Paul Perez

Log Line: A fence stands between firefighters, railroad tracks and burning brush.


City: Newark
Fire Station: Engine 6

Murder/Car Accident
(Top)
Date/Time: 4:27pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are in-route to a multi-vehicle accident and are re-routed to a shooting victim. The victim has no signs of life but is transported to the hospital to be confirmed DOA status. Just blocks from the murder, Engine 6 proceeds to the scene of the motor vehicle accident where they aid other firefighters, who have already removed the roof of a car to extricate the victim.

Firefighter Featured: Michael Srace

Log Line: A murder and a car accident pull Newark firefighters in two directions.


City: Newark
Fire Station: Engine 11

Back House Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 10:49pm
Description of Call: Firefighters knock down a fire that rapidly climbed the back wall of a three-story dwelling. After searching for extensions and finding embers in some of the walls, the fire is finally extinguished.

Officer in Command: Chief Kevin Killean
Firefighter Featured: Brian Donnelly

Log Line: Firefighters battle a fire that climbs the back wall of a house as worried residents look on.


City: Washington, D.C.
Fire Station: Engine 10

Breast Biter
(Top)
Date/Time: 6:32pm
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to a medical call after an alleged assault. They must handle the scene with care because it is also a crime scene. Additional care must be taken because it consists of a bite wound, which may carry a multitude of contagious diseases including HIV and Hepatitis C. The patient is safely transported to the hospital thanks to the firefighters of Engine 10.

Officer in Command: Lt. Ronald Gill Jr., Lt. Sean Greene
Firefighter Featured: Michael Freeman

Log Line: A bite inflicted during an assault brings firefighters to the scene.


Birthday Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 3:30pm
Description of Call: Firefighters respond to a fire in the kitchen of a house. The fire, started in the oven where a birthday cake is baking, is quickly brought under control.

Officer in Command: Sgt. Sam Jackson, Sgt. Tawana Robinson

Synopsis: A birthday cake is the cause of a D.C. kitchen fire.


City: Washington, D.C.
Fire Station: Truck 4

Fallen Teen
(Top)
Date/Time: unknown
Description of Call: Police and firefighters are called to the scene where a teenager fell from the roof of his house. He is standing and coherent enough to give an account of what happened. However, when they put him on a stretcher, he says that aliens told him to jump from the roof and admitted to drinking before his fall. They find that a chunk of skin has been torn from his leg because he landed on a metal spike in the ground.

Firefighters Featured: Tomi Rucker
Civilian Featured: Nancy Roberts

Log Line: A teen falls from the roof of his house and tells firefighters he was drinking and aliens told him to jump.


City: Washington, D.C.
Fire Station: Engine 28

Seizure
(Top)
Date/Time: 9:45am
Description of Call: Firefighters and EMS respond to a reported seizure. They arrive on the scene and find the victim’s brother standing over him as he regains consciousness. Upon arrival of the ambulance, the victim regains full consciousness and is cognizant of his surroundings. Reportedly, the victim has seizures all the time and is on medication to hopefully prevent them.

Firefighters Featured: Keisha Olsom (EMS worker)
Civilian Featured: Will Andersen

Synopsis: Firefighters and EMS aid a man who has succumbed to a seizure on his front porch.


City: Washington, D.C.
Fire Station: Battalion 6

Bomb Threat
(Top)
Date/Time: 3:19pm
Description of Call: Firefighters comb the area where a bomb threat was called in. Police and K9 units work the scene over and over, as they try to find the cause of the call. They rule it a scare and a false alarm.

Officer in Command: Chief Douglas Smith, Lt. Ronald Gill Jr.
Firefighter Featured: Michael Harrison, James Ward

Log Line: A bomb threat that causes a full search with police and K9 units is declared a false alarm.

 

THE BRAVEST- EPISODE #22

City: San Francisco
Firehouse: Truck 7

Brush Fire 2
(Top)
Date/Time: 4:35pm
Description of Call: Truck 7 rushes to the scene of a persistent brush fire near the bay. They are met by a fireboat that will provide an unlimited supply of water. Firefighters drench the outer perimeter of the fire and make their way in to combat the flames.

Officer in Command: Chief Paul Tabacco
Firefighters Featured: Joe Hallisy, Jim Schrik

Log Line: With the aid of a fireboat, S.F. firefighters battle a persistent brush fire near the bay.

Arson Fire with Investigation (Top)
Date/Time: 5:24am
Description of Call: San Francisco's Bravest respond to a fire in a residential hotel. While fighting the fire they believe the fire was set intentionally. They immediately call investigators who strategically and carefully collect evidence in order to identify who started the fire and how they did it.

Officer In Command: Chief Ray Tomasello
Firefighters Featured: Joe Hallisy, Brendan O’Leary, Timothy Callen

LogLine: A fire in a San Francisco residential hotel leads firefighters to contact arson investigators.

Barbeque Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 9:21pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to a scene where smoke was reported to be coming from behind a house. They are dispatched in full force with their rigs and investigate the entire area. They come up with nothing except a working barbeque, which must have been the source of smoke, but nothing more.

Officer in Command: Capt. Tony Smerdel
Firefighters Featured: Tony Rivera, Joe Hallisy

Logline: Firefighters respond to a report of smoke and find a barbeque.

Drunk Driver (Top)
Date / Time:
Description of Call: San Fran firefighters report to what they thought was a car fire. In actuality, it is a car accident, and smoke is spewing out of a car because of damage to the radiator. Witnesses report that a drunk driver plowed into a car and once recognized, crashed into the same car again. Both injured drivers are loaded into the same ambulance.

Officer in Command: Capt. Edward Gee
Civilians Featured: Joshua Dagcuta, Pat Howard

Logline: A drunk driver injures himself and others after plowing into the back of another car twice.


City: New York
Fire Station: Engine 75

Major Deegan
(Top)
Date/Time: 1:43pm
Description of Call: New York's Bravest are called to the site of an overturned truck on the Major Deegan Expressway, the road that connects three New York boroughs. The driver is coherent and able to explain that his breaks gave out and his truck overturned. Gas spills out of the vehicle and firefighters must deal with the hazardous materials. The truck is then righted and hauled away.

Officer in Command: Capt. Thomas Kelly
Firefighters in Command: Thomas Asher, Mike Kentner
Civilian Featured: Remi Hernandez

Log Line: A large truck overturns on a major New York City highway.

Laundry Fire (Top)
Date/Time: 7:00 pm
Description of Call: A blaze is reported in a laundromat on an upper floor of a building. Upon, arrival, firefighters spot smoke coming from the roof near a duct. Carbon monoxide is the firefighters worst enemy in this fight because sprinklers force the deadly gas down to where they need to walk. They determine that some lint stuck in a duct behind a dryer ignited, and the fire spread into ducts in the wall. Firefighters make sure the fire has not spread into the ceilings or anywhere else.

Officer in Command: Battalion Chief James Keene, Lt. Pat Ginty
Firefighters Featured: Timothy Gimpel, Jonathan Shields, Matthew Hanson, Hugh Jorgan

LogLine: Ductwork and carbon monoxide make firefighters’ jobs more difficult when they come upon a fire in a laundromat.

It’s Alive DOA (Top)
Date/Time: 3:04 pm
Description of Call: Firefighters are called to a possible DOA. It is unknown what the cause of the death is or even if the person is indeed dead, or just drunk or overdosed on drugs. They are shown to where the caller reported the body and see a woman sitting doubled over in the woods. They try to get her attention and she responds. She had fallen asleep.

Firefighters Featured: Matthew Hansen, Timothy Gimpel, William Clark, Matthew Calandra
Civilians Featured: The Cruz Family

LogLine: New York's Bravest respond to reports of a DOA without knowing the cause or the certainty of the caller.