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The Best Firefighter
There aren’t any. A man who helped keep the Bronx from burning explains why.
November/December 2005 | Volume 56, Issue 6
The Hollywood stereotypes simply don’t hold up in this world. This is tough on moviemakers, but if Hollywood wanted to get the story right, it could start by leaving any formula at home and getting the firefighters just to be themselves. Also, a thermal-imaging camera might really capture the feeling of crawling into a burning apartment. All the firefighters who have paid the price for their career choice deserve nothing less.