San Diego firefighters are making the movie they’ve always wanted to see: a fire fighter movie.
“We’re working on it now,” said San Diego Fire Capt. Steve Chastain.
“We have an outline for the script and we’re just waiting for the right filmmaker to pick it up.”
The San Diego-based Firefighter Academy is seeking a new director to direct the movie, which is being developed for a 2018 release date.
Chastine and his crew have been developing the script for two years, with the help of an advisory panel and community input, said Chris Toms, president of the San Diego International Fire Fighters Association.
The group also has been discussing the film’s theme.
“The fire fight movie is about what’s in our mind and what we want to do, and the theme is about how to be a firefighter, said Chastie, who is also a firefighter academy board member.
San Diego firefighters have battled major fires since the early 1980s, including the 2003 Superfund Cleanup, which left more than a quarter-million acres of land contaminated and damaged. “
It’s going to be the best-rated movie in the Firefighters Academy’s history, and that’s something that we have not had in a long time.”
San Diego firefighters have battled major fires since the early 1980s, including the 2003 Superfund Cleanup, which left more than a quarter-million acres of land contaminated and damaged.
A new generation of fire fighters has been trained to handle hazardous conditions in the field and in the house.
But with a new generation entering the field, it’s not clear what role the fire fighter will play in the future.
Chastain said he and the other members of the advisory panel are looking for someone who will help the fire fighters learn more about the fire fight, as well as give the crew a chance to interact with other firefighters.
“That’s what I would like to do with the movie,” Chastiain said.
“I want to bring people together.”
The movie could also be a way to highlight the importance of firefighting in a city with an underbelly, said fire safety educator Julie O’Hara.
In a recent article in The Times, she said it would be “inspiring to see a fire fight that’s not just a film.”
“A fire fight is a very big, very important thing for the firefighters, it can save lives and save property, and it’s something we’re all fighting together,” O’Gara said.
San Diego Fire Department (SDFD) Capt. Chris Tams said the movie could be a great educational tool for firefighters and others interested in firefighting.
“I think that we’re doing a really good job of educating firefighters on the importance that firefighting plays in our communities, and this movie could bring us all together,” he said.
Champer, who has served as an instructor for the fire academy for several years, said he hopes the movie will have a positive impact on the community.
“This is a really unique opportunity for the Firefighter Association to bring firefighting into a wider audience, and I think it’s really important for the community that we do that,” he added.