New York City Fire Department (02:32)
Firefighters reflect on responding to emergencies and coming together in times of need.
Engine Co. 55 and "The Rock" (04:29)
Actor Steve Buscemi visits the firehouse of the department he once worked for. He and several others discuss becoming firefighters; see footage from the FDNY training academy.
First Responders (06:02)
Firefighters recall their first job. They discuss responding to fire calls and dangerous situations; intuition is part of firefighting.
Firehouse Culture (04:41)
Discussion is important after returning from a call. Firefighters discuss the firehouse kitchen and camaraderie; teasing is a tradition.
Minority Firefighters (04:44)
Firefighters discuss women receiving the right to test in the 1970s, African American firefighters, and resistance; Rochelle "Rocky" Jones recalls a hostile work environment and eventually promoting to captain.
Deadly Environment (05:06)
Vincent Dunn and Terry Golway recall the 23rd St fire of 1966 in which 12 firefighters died. Firefighters discuss compartmentalizing and other deadly fires.
"The War Years" (02:58)
Firefighters recall the high number of fires, aggressive approaches, and the introduction of breathing masks. Chuck and Joe Downey discuss working with their father.
Fire Victims and PTSD (09:05)
Firefighters recall their first loss of life experience and the Happy Land fire. Constant exposure to traumatic events has an accumulative affect. Harriett Duren recalls jumping from a fourth story window after an explosion.
September 11, 2001 (10:29)
Firefighters discuss losing co-workers and loved ones, and coping with the aftermath. Buscemi recalls rejoining Engine Co. 55 to help at Ground Zero.
9/11 Health Consequences (05:44)
Over 60 firefighters have died of cancer and others struggle with their health. The FDNY places the names of 12 more firefighters on the World Trade Center Memorial Wall. Firefighters reflect on their calling and personal growth.
Credits: A Good Job: the Story of FDNY (01:46)
Credits: A Good Job: the Story of FDNY
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