EMS Documentary Film Firestorm Premieres Saturday 7/30 8pm
We're very excited to announce the nationwide premiere of Firestorm. We've held smaller screenings throughout the country with various EMS groups, but this is the first time a national audience will be able to tune in.
FIRESTORM follows Los Angeles Fire Department Station 65, located in South Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a largely uninsured and undereducated population. The LAFD handles all emergency medical services for the city of Los Angeles, and currently 82% of the department's work is medical, rather than fire-related. Eleven hospitals have closed in just five years in LA, and the challenge of delivering more than 500 patients per day to a shrinking number of hospitals is overwhelming to the LAFD. With resources strained, and 911 being used for everything from heart attacks to stomach aches, LAFD paramedics have become virtual 'doctors in a box'.
You can view a trailer and find out more about the film at firestormmovie.com
And learn more about the screening and replay times over at the Documentary Channel
We'd love to get more feedback from the EMS community about the film, so if you watch the film please leave us a note, or fill out a survey here.
Thanks again, and keep up all the hard work!