Launches Ladder 49 Site Featuring Content, Contests, Interviews & More

Contests & More: Check Out's Ladder 49 Site

COLLEGE PARK, Md --, the Web's leading source of news, information and community for the firefighting and emergency services community, has launched a special new site ( devoted to the upcoming release of the action-packed firefighting drama LADDER 49, starring Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta.

The site will be filled with stories from the shooting of the film in Baltimore, photos, discussion forums, downloadable trailers and desktop wallpapers, screensavers, and LADDER 49 related products. Interviews with the film's stars, technical advisors and production team -- all aimed specifically at the firefighting community -- will all be part of the site as the release of the film on October 1st nears.

The Ladder 49 site on is presented by Nextel, which will have some exciting features of its own to offer the emergency services community. Nextel is proud to be offering thousands of firefighters across the country the opportunity to receive one free adult-admission ticket to LADDER 49. Stay tuned to for more details starting in early September.

The site is offering America's heroes unique contests to be even a bigger part of the film's release. Tens of thousands of first responders are expected to enter three contests through and sponsored by Nextel. The first will be a VIP Trip to the national red-carpet premiere, the second an opportunity for a firefighter to take his/her fire department (up to 200 people) to a private screening of the film in their city, and finally a firefighter will get the chance to interview the actors of the movie at a major press event.