Recently, EUR spoke with some of Los Angeles’ finest first responders! NBCs new docu-series “LA Fire and Rescue” follows the everyday life of Los Angeles firefighters.
Viewers are given a raw, first-hand experience as they follow firefighters across Los Angeles County. Long-time firefighter Dushone Roman said the show sheds light on the challenges and triumphs of his profession.
“You know, it’s very unique to us because we’re not used to cameras in our face,” said Roman about him and the other first responders getting used to being in the spotlight.
As a seasoned professional, Roman stated all firefighters are also certified medics and they’ve seen a wide range of calls and faced numerous challenges throughout their careers. However, he revealed the toughest calls he’s received are the ones involving children.
“The tough calls are always the kid calls. I have kids. I have twin boys, and anytime I go on kid calls, it hits home for me.”
Roman said viewers will get a true insight of what it’s like working in the fire service. With the long and strenuous hours, his station has become like family. They sleep and eat at the station and love to work out together.
“We just want to destress a little bit. We see some crazy stuff throughout our shift and sometimes we need to just destress, but it’s also physical training, for us. Working out is a part of our daily work activities…and we love it. And so it allows us to destress, and kind of hang out with our buddies.”
Roman said one thing that continues to keep him and the team uplifted is their community-based events, another token of their selflessness and dedication to serving the community.
“We get to involve the community. We get to bring in all the local basketball guys, and girls and, we just have fun with our people. We love it.”
“LA Fire and Rescue” premieres Wednesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Episodes will be available to stream the next day on Peacock.
ABOUT “LA Fire and Rescue”:
The series offers unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Responsible for protecting the lives and property of 4 million residents living in 59 cities across Los Angeles County, the LACoFD’s 2,300 square miles of service is unlike any other in the United States. From helicopter mountain rescues and lifeguard beach SOS to fireboats, hazmat units, and California’s raging wildfires, the department does it all. The series documents actual calls and drama while giving a face to the passionate firefighters who risk their lives in the name of service. These real-life heroes and their captivating stories are told alongside the unpredictable dangers they face on the front lines of life and death.
The firehouses featured this season are:
Station 8 (West Hollywood), Station 16 (Watts), Station 37 (Palmdale), Station 41 (Compton), Station 101 (Claremont), Station 125 (Calabasas), Station 172 (Inglewood), Air Operations, and The L.A. County Fire Department Lifeguard Division
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