In 2005 through the graciousness of the LAFD and all the firefighters at fire station 64 in South Los Angeles I was given amazing access to film the men and women, firefighters and paramedics, neighborhood characters and everything in-between in and around WATTS FIRE. Over the course of four months I shot over 100 hours of footage. I rode out on every type of call. I watched the firefighters maintain dignity and grace under the most difficult circumstances. It was the most amazing work experience of my life. This is a small reel I put together of that time.
Since 2005 the station house has been replaced and most if not all the firefighters have moved on to other positions. Here is a link to a photo essay I did based on the film for SLAKE.
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