No not Ladder 49 (although that was a great movie), this is an actual documentary of what it is like to be a firefighter in the City of Baltimore Maryland.
The movie is titled 13 BOX and follows a group of fire fighters working in the west side of Baltimore.
Baltimore while having its issues (like most other places in america) is a great Fire Service host city, hosting the annual Firehouse EXPO. During this time the city opens its doors to Firemen nationwide and host several events.
I have to admit I love films like this! Sure movies like Backdraft, Ladder 49, and Towering Inferno are great for entertainment, but movies like Brotherhood, Still Riding, and shows like Firehouse USA, First In, and The Battalion http://www.thebattalion.tv/ show the REAL story of what we face as firefighters. Shows like Rescue Me and Third Watch in my opinion are purely for ratings as while I have met guys like that at work, those characters are sensationalized just to get you to watch.
Hopefully this movie will get a wide-spread release, or at least come to an area near here. I would love to see a screening of it in an actual theatre. if you want to keep up with the movie and it’s progress go here: http://13box.wordpress.com/ there you will find out about screenings and you can get some business cards to hand out to all of your friends (free of charge) in order to promote the movie.
Lets do our profession a favor and promote films like this. Lets make sure that people know the REAL story about what we do, not the Hollywood version.
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