More than 70% of all fire departments nationwide are volunteer, because most rural and suburban areas cannot afford to pay for a full-time department and rely on the community to fight fires. These men and women dedicate their time and lives to protect the community without pay. Unfortunately, with more and more young people leaving smaller communities for the city, volunteer firefighters are dwindling. This documentary explores the lives, sacrifices and dedication of the volunteer department at Winter Harbor, Maine, and seeks to understand why they do what they do.
Directed by: Brian L. Tan "BLT"
Produced by: Steven Bernard
Edited by: Gabriel Montoya
Assistant Editor: Deanna Hong
Music by: Tony Fiala