About the Show

Every minute in America an ambulance is turned away from an ER because it is too full. This dramatic film explores the crisis through the eyes of Los Angeles Fire Department Station 65. The firefighters have become the de-facto paramedics in a largely poor and uninsured community, such that 82 per cent of the department's current work is medical rather than fire-related. As the US health care debate rages, Firestorm reveals the deadly consequences of a system on the brink of collapse.