For my latest package, I became quite close with the firefighters from Ladder 7 here in New York City. Before I even started shooting, my professor had warned me that members of the FDNY would be rough. Thankfully though, she couldn't have been more wrong! The Chinatown firefighters were especially nice, allowing me to film B-roll and my standup inside the station. After learning that I'm a poor college student, they even offered me breakfast of coffee and doughnuts! So now, on to my piece.
Females make up less than four percent of firefighters throughout the nation. But, I've got their story for us now.