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    what are some good movies based on firefighters? I know of backdraft, it was ok. Any others?

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    I dont know about movies, but if you read there is a book "The Last Alarm" reading this book makes you feel like you are right there experiencing each situation with fallen firefighters, It will also raise your level of awareness.
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    In my experience most firefighting movies basically suck. Some are entertaining but if you know anything about the fire service you know most of these movies are way off base. If you are looking for some good, realistic stuff, read some books that are written by firefighters. One of my favorites is deffinitely Report from engine company 82 by Dennis Smith.

    By the way I am not a big fan of reading books but when it comes to firefighting reading boooks is much better than watching some lame Hollywood movie!

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    I agree that the movies are bad. But books are pretty good. Check out some of them from Earl Emerson.

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    It's not a movie, but it was a T.V. show that was basically Cops for firefighters. It's called the Bravest and you can get the DVD of the first few episodes at Amazon.com. I highly recommend them.

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    Fire-House
    Roxanne
    In Old Chicago
    Holy Joe
    Air Raid Wardens - Not a FF movie, but close enough.
    Mother, Jugs & Speed - Not a FF movie, but close enough.
    Always
    Hellfighters
    The Guys
    Fire on Kelly Mountain
    Lassie, Moonshiners
    Lassie, Three Alarm
    Lassie, Fire Watcher
    A Dangerous Summer
    In the Woods
    Tresspass
    Quiet Days of Firemen
    Point of Origin
    Flashfire
    Inferno
    Fire Storm
    Towering Inferno
    Frequency
    Lifeline
    Ambulance!
    The Ambulance (1977)
    The Ambulance (1991)
    Broken Vessels
    Bringing Out The Dead
    Rescue Squad
    Emergency! - Snake Bite, Parade
    Fires of Kuwait
    Firemans Ball
    Ablaze
    Waltons - The Burnout


    Thats all I have in my collection, but there are a few new ones that came out inwhich there is a firefighting theme. One has a boy who's father is a fireman, his friends house burns down, and he has cancer. They hang out alot, then the boy dies... I forget the title. Maybe something about summer?

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    Did you mean "Turk182!"?

    Plot Summary - Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city. At the same time, Mayor Tyler is embroiled in a political scandal that he denies all previous knowledge of. Jimmy begins painting "Tyler Knew, Turk 182" as an embarrassment to the mayor. The mayor is furious at this grafitti appearing all over the city and orders the police to find the artist. Jimmy's "Turk 182" spraypaints continue to appear.
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    i agree with firefiftyfive, Report from Engine Co. 82 is an excellent book. books the same length as that can take me up to a month or two to read just because i dont like to read. but this book took me less than a week. it is very well wrote. have to give Dennis Smith a big pat on the back for the book.
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    Why did this come up again? We just did this same topic not 2 months ago. The thread grew to be 4 pages long. Go to- http://cms.firehouse.com/forums2/sho...ghlight=movies and read some of those answers.

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    Originally posted by historyjunkie
    Towering Inferno

    Bringing Out The Dead




    My two favorites, but in The Towering Inferno, they say they only go to the 3rd alarm, but the sirens and airhorns never stop. I also love Bringing Out The Dead, I like Nick Cage's last partner, he is hilarious.
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    Originally posted by Adze39
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    Adze, you beat me to it!!! Has to be one of the best of all time!

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    Originally posted by firefiftyfive
    In my experience most firefighting movies basically suck. Some are entertaining but if you know anything about the fire service you know most of these movies are way off base.
    Anyting hollywood is very fake and slim to none it will ever happen like they make it look. That is why they are fun to watch.

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    Originally posted by Cellblock776
    Why did this come up again?
    because I could not run a search with basic membership

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    because I could not run a search with basic membership
    Since when?

    When you are looking at the list of threads, there is a box at the very bottom to do a search.
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    just keeps telling me to login

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    Go to the user conrtol panel, user profile; set your membership to use cookies to always stay logged in on your computer. And don't use the back button, use the category selections about the selection bar to go from board to board.

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    Originally posted by firefiftyfive
    In my experience most firefighting movies basically suck. Some are entertaining but if you know anything about the fire service you know most of these movies are way off base. If you are looking for some good, realistic stuff, read some books that are written by firefighters. One of my favorites is deffinitely Report from engine company 82 by Dennis Smith.

    By the way I am not a big fan of reading books but when it comes to firefighting reading boooks is much better than watching some lame Hollywood movie!
    Dennis Smith's newest book, Report from ground zero is an amazing read. I recomend it to everyone.
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    Report from Ground Zero is a great book. I haven't read Report from Engine Co. 82 yet, but would love to. Only if my local library had it
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    I read Report from Engine Co. 82 when I was ten...

    Have both books of the series on my massive collectors shelves aka mini hall of flame.

    #1 Report from Engine Co. 82
    #2 Report from Engine Co. 82, The Final Fire

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    i didnt know there was a sequel to Report From Engine Co. 82. if its half as good as the first it will be a lot better than any book ive ever read. I read part of Report from Ground Zero, i ended not finishing it and i skip alot of pages (most at the beginning) because it seemed like it just kept repeating the same thing over and over. that just my opinoin.
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    Another book I can recommend is On Fire by Larry Brown.

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    I just finished another great firefighting book.

    Last Man Down
    Story of a battalian chief on during 9/11

    I wish they would come out with a sequil to Backdraft.

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    You, USA brothers, are lucky to have such a firefighters literature!
    I loved Dennis Smith's "Report from Ground Zero" and "Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words";
    very good also "The Brave: A Story of New York City's Firefighters"
    by George Pickett.
    And not only, I am spending a lot of money to get such books!
    ciao

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