'Into The Fire' on The History Channel...

Saturday, October 21, 2006 |

Documentary filmmaker Bill Couturie goes beyond the hero image and into the hearts and minds of the men and women of America's Fire Service - including one of LAFD's own, in Into the Fire, which airs nationally on The History Channel on Sunday afternoon October 22, 2006.

Please check your local listings for the showtimes in your area.

Once you have seen the movie, please feel free to share your thoughts via the comments link below.

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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Anonymous said...

I don't have cable. If I had cable, of course I would watch the movie. Hopefully someday I will be able to see it.

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...


We hope that those without cable or satellite television access might be able to arrange a vist with nearby friends, neighbors or relatives to experience this ninety-minute film, which is best viewed in the company of others, as it engenders conversation.

It is our understanding that 'Into the Fire' will be available for personal purchase (VHS Tape/DVD) by early next year, with all proceeds benefitting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Please keep your eye on this LAFD news blog for more information.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

redcup56 said...


tvguide.com also shows Into the Fire repeating (in my area )at midnight on The History Channel (4 hours after the original showing).

DVR is already set to record it.

Thanks for pointing the show out. I watch THC, but don't check the listings regualarly.

Portland, OR

Ashley Russell said...

You guys are amazing!! The job alone is commendable, but the shear courage and strength it takes everyday is miraculous. I live in Augusta, GA, know many firefighters, and want to say thank you for your dedication to human life.
Also, if Firefighter Bryan Howard is still there...WOW! Single?

Georgianna said...

What a show! It showed the true courage and heart you guys have. It broke my heart to hear about the baby that didn't make it and the handsome fireman that never wanted to hear a mom scream again. That must have been horrid. Thank you for your dedication and bravery. Georgianna from Orcutt CA

Cristina said...

Nice documantary, thanks for the information about it.

Anonymous said...

First of all, any film about firefighting deserves a good look. This film had some excellent and moving moments in it, notably when speaking about the loss of a child or a fellow firefighter. At the same time, I thought the overall film was a bit too formula-driven, had uneven moments, and failed to keep my interest as I was hoping it would. Overall, I think it did a fair job of portraying firefighters as community-driven first responders. On the other hand, it could have been so much better... I think the film maker may have had a vision before he started and built the film to match that vision, rather than to create a story based on the experience of going through the production process. I also hate the promos that the History Channel runs throughout a film.

redcup56 said...


I watched the documentary twice over the weekend.

Thanks for pointing it out to the followers of your blog, and thanks to the firefighters who shared their stories.

Glad to see a member of the LAFD included.

The interview with FF Rick Smith (Ipswich Fire Dept), was heart wrenching.

Stay safe!

Portland, OR

Ashley said...

This TV documentary was very powerful at providing a visual about the heat, saddness, and happiness the our firefighters encounter each day.

Ashley Rogers

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing this show and am honored to know many firefighters. Their courage, bravery, and even sense of community spirit is beyond compare. I would love to see this show again, hope it will be aired soon. If it is to be aired again, it needs to be promoted more so it can be seen by more. It did not get the attention the profession deserves.

Anonymous said...

very proud of these men...great film...

And to the woman asking about Bryan, sorry he's already taken by a lovely wife and has three beautiful kids...

Mike D

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