Directed and produced by Liz Garbus (HBO’s Emmy®-nominated “Bobby Fischer Against the World”) and produced by actor and former firefighter Steve Buscemi (Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), A GOOD JOB: STORIES OF THE FDNY explores life in one of the most demanding and innovative fire departments in the world.
Inspiring yet heart-breaking, this documentary is a must-see for everyone. From the first female fighters, through the civil rights era to present day, the personal stories shared will enrich your life and warm your heart.
The Fire Department of New York lost 343 firefighters on 9/11. Many more are battling illnesses believed to stem from the contaminated air at the site.
Last September the number of firefighters who died of illnesses directly related to the search for survivors rose to 92. Their deaths come as advocates are urging Congress to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides medical treatment and compensation to those who got sick because of exposure to toxic air after Sept. 11. You will see in the documentary there is not a fire department in NYC whose walls are not filled with fundraising posters for ground zero responders who are now battling cancer.