*Videos marked with the red asterisk were shot using new
digital cameras and edited using digital equipment for unsurpassed quality.
CURRENT & NEW RELEASES . . . .
LOS ANGELES BURNING, Fires of the 1992 Riot
This collector's edition is a must for fire and history buffs.
...brought back by popular demand for the fifteenth anniversary of this historical event, re-edited and digitally mastered. Video opens with
police action that escalates into violence resulting in hundreds of stucture fires during three days of chaos resulting in 60 deaths and 800 hundred million in
damage. 82 minutes.
Firestorm 2009 - Volumes 1 & 2
Volume 1... This volume covers the "Jesusita Fire" in Santa Barbara, CA and the "Guiberson Fire" in Fillmore, CA. The Jesusita Fire exhibiting extreme
fire behavior driven by 70 mph Sundowner winds destroyed 160 structures and over 8000 acres. The air show provided fantastic close up action of tanker ops. The Guiberson Fire was the only notable
wind driven fire of the fall season destroying one structure and 17,000 acres providing good air show and hand crew action.
Running Time: 54 minutes.
Volume 2... This volume covers the "La Brea Fire" in the Los Padres Nat. Forest and the "Sheep Fire" in San Bernardino County, CA. The La Brea Fire for video purposes was mostly
an air show. It burned 90,000 acres and provided excellent close action of P-3's, P-2's CAL FIRE S-2's and the Martin Mars. The Sheep Fire in Lone Pine Cyn. exhibited extreme fire behavior destroying
three structures and 8000 acres while threatening the town of Wrightwood. Ground, air, and dozer ops are featured along with accompanying radio traffic.
Running Time: 60 minutes.
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Station Fire - August 2009
The Station Fire which started in the Angeles National Forest on August 26th, 2009 during triple digit temperatures and single digit
humidities grew to be the largest wildland fire in Los Angeles County history and the tenth largest in the state of California. The arson caused fire claimed
the lives of two firefighters, destroyed 89 residences, 22 commercial buildings, and 94 outbuildings. The fuel and terrain driven fire exhibited very extreme
fire behavior leading to the destruction of 160,577 acres, or over 250 square miles.
Volume 1: (Running Time: 55 minutes)
Station Fire Days 1, 2 and 3
Volume 2: (Running Time: 68 minutes)
Station Fire Days 4, 5, 6 and 7. Memorial Ceremony.
View the 6 minute trailer featuring selected scenes from the Station Fire DVD's...
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November Firestorm 2008
This video comprised of three wind driven wildland fires in November 2008 displays extreme fire behavior made possible by fuels parched by
years of drought, varied and steep terrain, and strong off shore winds. When these conditions come together the overwhelming scenarios presented in this video are
created producing unstoppable firestorms.
Featured Fire Incidents:
TEA FIRE (Montecito) 223 Structures damaged or destroyed
SAYRE FIRE 805 Structures damaged or destroyed
FREEWAY COMPLEX 361 Structures damaged or destroyed.
Running Time: 83 minutes.
Special Purchase Pricing Now available on our 2008 Firestorm DVD Sets
November & October Firestorm 2008 - Purchase both DVD's together for only $29.95 (Save $7.95)
November & October Firestorm 2008 plus Wildland Fire 2008 Vols 1 & 2 for only $57.95 (Save $16.90 on this set of 4 DVD's)
October Firestorm 2008
This video features the first wind driven fires of the 2008 fall season in Southern California. Two of these fires occur on the same day and
in close proximity to one another. Driven by Santa Ana winds through drought conditioned fuels, these fires spread across 19,627 acres damaging or destroying 141 structures
including 75 residences. Air operations (fixed wing and rotor wing) are featured at all three fires including ops at the fill sites.
Running Time: 90 minutes.
Featured Fire Incidents:
MAREK FIRE (Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, Angeles National Forest) 4,824 acres, 52 structures damaged or destroyed including 49
SENSON FIRE (Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, Ventura County) 14,703 acres, 89 structures damaged or destroyed including 26 residences.
SEPULVEDA FIRE (Los Angeles City) 100 acres, no structures lost.
Wildland Fire 2008
This two volume video features CAL FIRE and the United States Forest Service in action at wildland fire incidents throughout various locations in California. There
are also two structure fires (not related to wildland in the cities of Sonora and Twain Harte) in the jurisdiction of the Tuolumne Calaveras CAL FIRE unit. Numerous scenes depicting
EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR relate to the severe drought conditions that prevail throughout California. There is excellent coverage of air operations, both fixed wing and rotary at all wildland
fires and ground operations at Columbia, Paso Robles, and Chester Air Attack bases. Radio traffic accompanies most incidents including air ops.
Featured Fire Incidents: Volume 1 Telegraph Fire, MMU, French Flat Fire, TCU, Sonora Structure Fire, Gap Fire, LPF
Featured Fire Incidents: Volume 2 River Fire, TCU, Grass Valley Fire, BDF, Twain Harte Structure Fire, Butler 2 Fire, BDF, Moonlight Fire, PNF, Butte Lightning Complex, BTU
NOW AVAILABLE - Wildland Fire 2008 Vols. 1, 2 - $18.95 ea. on DVD
Order each volume individually or save $7.95 by ordering the two volumes together - Only $29.95 set!
Still Photos courtesy of Mike Meadows - Alan Simmons in Action
California Firestorm 2007
These volumes have been shot in HDV and released on standard definition DVD format. An HD or Blu Ray player will up convert them to near HD quality. Watch for these and
additional productions to be released on HD discs in the future. more info
FIRESTORM 2007 VOL 1 features the Ranch Fire, (Interstate 5 and Templin Hwy. Castaic), the Canyon Fire (Malibu), and the Grass Valley Fire ( Lake Arrowhead). There
are numerous structures involved with firefighting efforts to save others, wildland firefighting and structure protection in explosive fire conditions in both brush and timber featuring
firefighters from all over the state. A bonus section features the Martin Mars water dropping aircraft from Canada captured as it flew missions out of Lake Elsinore, CA working the
fires in San Diego Co.
FIRESTORM 2007 VOL 2 features the Buckweed fire (Agua Dulce - Canyon Country), and the Slide fire ( Green Valley Lake, Running Springs), There are numerous structures involved with firefighting
efforts to save others, wildland firefighting in explosive fire conditions in both brush and timber featuring firefighters from all over the state, direct and indirect attack, structure protection, and
air operations with several tankers including the DC-10.
California Firestorm 2007 Vol. 3 featuring some of my best footage ever! Don't miss this one!
FIRESTORM 2007 VOL 3 The Corral Fire (Malibu Deja vu) The most destructive fire to hit Malibu in 14 years.....On the scene within the first 40 minutes of the fire with explosive fire behavior
conditions driven by 60 mph winds. Even with the largest pre-deployment of equipment in SoCal history the fire is into the structures before they can arrive. Numerous structures are lost during the
first two hours. LACOFD Engine 70 is overrun and forced to leave hastily while trying to protect two houses, all captured on video. Additionally you'll see air ops (copters, the DC-10, and a
heli-torch) structure protection, and EXTREME fire behavior.
California Firestorm 2007 Vols. 1, 2 and 3 - $18.95 ea. on DVD
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Structure Fires Detroit
All First Due Action!
Featuring Detroit Engine 50 and Squad 6. Mostly 1 and 2 storey residential dwelling fires on the
North-East side of Detroit. 60 minutes.
Firestorm 2006 - Volumes 1 & 2
Firestorm 2006 Volume 1: Excellent coverage of the DAY fire during the month of Sept. in the Los Padres NF and Ventura County. Good aerial tanker shots and extreme fire behavior.
The video also covers the QUAILfire in Los Angeles and Kern Counties with good aerial shots, both helicopter and fixed wing. The GOLD ST. fire in Columbia, CA is a one acre fire with four structures
destoyed. Video opens with the dispatch and companies leaving quarters. The last, but the most spectacular fire is the SHEKELL fire in Moorpark, CA. 80 mph winds drive the fire destoying several
structures including a 1000 foot long commercial building. Excellent coverage of firefighters attempting to save structures. 83 minutes.
Firestorm 2006 Volume 2: Video opens with the ESPERANZA fire in Riverside County resulting in the deaths of five San Bernardino National Forest fire fighters. Coverage of that
incident is not included. Extreme fire behavior is featured with rapid spotting and crews attempting to catch them. A section also covers good aerial fixed wing shots. A brief tribute to the
fallen firefighters features the Memorial Service. The SIERRA fire in San Bernardino County is another wind driven fire destroying a large pallet yard. Good aerial fixed wing shots. The FOOTHILL
fire is a smaller wind driven fire in the foothills above Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, CA. Good Helicopter ops. The last fire is the MALIBU Rd. fire. Wind driven through 20 acres, the fire
destroys five beachside mansions and damages three others. 73 minutes.
East Meets West - Volume 10
Featuring spectacular fires from the east and west coasts. Arrive with the first companies at a 2nd alarm commercial fire in Jersey City,
NJ... A 4th alarm at a Civil War era 5 story warehouse in Newark, NJ... also a roaring fire in a mansion under construction and a general alarm at a chemical warehouse.
West coast fires feature a spectacular fire in a 17,000 sq. ft. mansion in Pasadena... a major emergency fire at a three story produce warehouse in Los Angeles... a 2nd
alarm commercial fire in Burbank... and three well involved dwelling fires in Burbank and Glendale. 75 minutes.
CURRENT RELEASES . . . .
"Alarm of Fire" 3 Days on the East Side
This video features three days on the east side of Buffalo, NY riding with Rescue 1. There are three fully involved
2 1/2 story frames, a smokey warehouse fire and an auto extrication. Filmed in the snow in December 2005, all fires
feature excellent 1st Due action with initial hoselines going into operation. All fires also begin with receipt
of the alarm in the station, crews donning turnouts, and responses through the streets
enroute to the fires.
DVD is divided into chapters, one for each fire. You'll find this DVD equally as good as "East Meets West #9"!
Now available on DVD for only $18.95. *
East Meets West Vol. 1
The Harlem Riot of '92, 2 alarms and 4 alarms with the FDNY and LAFD during the fast moving brush fires of '92. An LA City fire engine company flees for their lives as a house explodes into flames during a Santa Ana wind whipped fire. (80 Minutes)
East Meets West Vol. 2
More first-in action from the Bronx is featured during the first half of this video. Be at the 2nd alarm as people are
rescued from a fire escape with heavy fire below them. A 3rd alarm in a row
of commercials in Queens has five tower ladders in operation. The second half
features several spectacular multiple alarm fires in LA City and County PLUS
four workers with heavy fire conditions. Watch the Super Scooper make its
first drop on another wind driven wildland fire in Malibu . . .You'll be there
before the first engine arrives. (60 Minutes)
East Meets West Vol. 3
Muliple alarms from the New York, New Jersey area including two second alarms and 3rd alarm from FDNY. Also included are two 2nd alarms and three 4th alarms from the Los Angeles area including a spectacular plastics warehouse. (70 Minutes)
East Meets West Vol. 5
FDNY . . . several multiple alarms in Queens and the Bronx. LAFD . . . several multiple
alarms during the Fourth of July 2000.. (65 Minutes) *
East Meets West Vol. 6
Ride with Jersey City Rescue 1 and Battalion 2 to several jobs with
footage from a four alarm factory fire, a fifth alarm church fire and a third
alarm occupied dwelling. Also, 2 fifth alarms and a 2nd alarm from San
Francisco. (65 Minutes) *
East Meets West - Vol. 7
Numerous multiple alarm fires in Jersey City and surrounding area including Paterson, and a general alarm in
Clifton, and another in Fairview at a Ford Dealership. Los Angeles City greater alarm fires in commercials and
a 3rd alarm in a large commercial in Glendale with first water. (65 Minutes) *
Double Length DVD...
East Meets West Vol. 8 - New Jersey & California Structure Fires
East - Structure Fires from New Jersey Responding to General Alarm in an Apt. Complex (Patterson, NJ), General Alarm with heavy fire conditions in a Hardware/Lumber Yard (Belleville, NJ), 4th Alarm Row of Taxpayers (Union City, NJ), 3rd Alarm 2 1/2 storey frames (Jersey City, NJ), plus more...
West - California Structure Fires Two major emergencies in Los Angeles City with heavy fire in two commercials. 3rd Alarm commercial warehouse in Los Angeles County. Two 2nd Alarms in Burbank. Multiple Dwellings in San Francisco plus more...
Purchase East Meets West Vol. 8 with both the East Coast and West Coast episodes on a single DVD and save $7.95.
Available individually priced at $18.95 each, these two titles are now available on a single DVD for only $29.95.
(130 Minutes) *
East Meets West - Vol. 9 "The BFD" Buffalo, NY and Burbank, CA
This video features responses with Rescue 1 through the streets of Buffalo, NY during four
days in December 2004. It includes three working fires in two story frames and a 2nd alarm on arrival with heavy fire
This video also features the Burbank, CA Fire Dept. in 2004, 2005 with three 3rd alarm commercial building
fires and a working house fire. All fires in the entire video contain 1st due action as hoselines are pulled
and put into operation.
Personal Note from Alan Simmons: This video contains my best first
due action to date!
Now available on DVD for only $18.95.
(72 Minutes) *
Harlem & the Bronx - "Still Burning"
This exciting Alan Simmons release features action from the Bronx with FDNY Rescue 3 including several multiple alarms, a truck vehicle accident with extrication and first-in footage of a 3rd alarm fire in Jersey City, New Jersey. (50 Minutes)
EMS - The Other Side of the Fire Service
Not for all audiences, this video captures the unfolding drama at rescue scenes in Los Angeles City and LA County. Featured are several traffic accidents with Hurst tool operations including a 50 vehicle pile up with over 30 big rigs involved. Also, included is an auto vs. train , a water rescue with LAFD and the Coast Guard where 14 children are pulled from the ocean after their boat sinks, and a greater alarm fire with four fatalities and several injuries. Be there as victims are brought down ladders and treated by EMS personnel. (50 Minutes) * WARNING *
Many scenes in this video include graphic material.
Wildland Fire 2002 - Vol. 1
Featuring the early half of the Southern California wildland fire season
beginning in May. Fires include the Hunter Fire (CDF), Harris Fire (SBCOFD),
Stable Fire, Bouquet Canyon (ANF/LACOFD), Copco Fire (ANF/LACOFD), and
Copper Fire (LACOFD/ANF). All fires demonstrate extreme fire behavior
for early in the season. (81 Minutes) *
Wildland Fire 2002 - Vol. 2
Featuring the second half of the Southern California fire season (August, September)
Fires include the Curve Fire (ANF/LACOFD), the Williams Fire (ANF/LACOFD) and
the Leona Fire (LACOFD/ANF). These fires exhibit very erratic and extreme fire behavior with
long flame lengths and Firestorm conditions resulting in structure loss. (70 Minutes)
Special Offer - Firestorm 2003 - Vols. 1 & 2
Purchase Firestorm 2003 Vols. 1 & 2 on a single DVD and save $10.00. Regularly priced at $18.95 each, these two
titles are available on a single DVD for only $49.95. (110 Minutes) *
Firestorm 2003 - Vol. 1
"The Old Fire" Day 1, San Bernardino City, County and National Forest, Oct. 25th 2003. Witness the firefight in the
effort to save houses in the Del Rosa area of San Bernardino. 330 houses were lost as the flames pushed by 40 MPH Santa
Ana Winds swept down the mountains and into the flatlands of the city. (50 Minutes) *
Firestorm 2003 - Vol. 2
"The Old Fire" Day 2, 4, and 5, Crestline, Sky Forest, Santa's Village, Cedar Glen, Lake Arrowhead. Extreme fire
behavior as the flames sweep through drought stricken forests in the Arrowhead area. Witness air tanker and helicopter
drops coordinated with ground fire fighting efforts in the attempt to save houses in the Sky Forest and Cedar Glen
areas. Over 650 homes were lost in the mountain communities. (60 Minutes) *
Vols 1 & 2 on a single DVD $49.95 ea.
Firestorm 2003 - Vol. 3 "The Simi Incident"
This wildland fire driven by 40 to 60 mph Santa Ana winds destroyed 37 houses, over 250 out buildings, and 108,000
acres in two counties during it's seven day run. The video features air tanker operations in the Oat mountain and
Brown's canyon areas of Los Angeles County, along with structure protection in Simi Valley and the estates of Indian
Hills. Exteme fire behavior is exhibited in most areas.
(60 Minutes) *
Firestorm 2005 - Topanga & Harvard Wildland Fires
"Topanga Fire" Sept 28, 2005: The wind driven "Topanga Fire" burned 28,000 acres in less
than three days. Witness the firefighting effort as firefighters attempt to prevent as little structure loss as
"Harvard Fire" Sept 29, 2005: The terrain driven "Harvard Fire", also pushed by prevailing up canyon winds,
consumed 1800 acres of steep mostly inaccessible wildland. The Fire started next to a golf course and quickly travelled
beyond the firefighters reach.
Now available on DVD for only $18.95. *
California Firestorm '93
This remarkable footage, some of which was aired on The Crusaders and Eyewitness Video captures the fury of a wildland fire. Experience the heroic actions of the firefighters in Malibu, Altadena, and Thousand Oaks. First water, firestorms and involved buildings give you a close up look at the confusion, terror and devastation caused by the raging fires during the fall of 1993. This video is as close as anyone wants to get to a firestorm, and you are in the middle of it all. (60 Minutes)
Amazing footage of the "Calabasa-Malibu" fire and the
"Castaic- Marple" fire both in 1996. This tape is narrated by Wildland
Specialist John P. Harris, a Battalion Chief with the Los Angeles County
Fire Dept. This dramatic and compelling video features LCES, Safety
Concerns, Hazardous Conditions, Dangers Of Mid-Slope Roads, Aircraft OPS,
Staging, Structure Protection, and Radio Communications starting with the
original dispatch...ALL illustrated with 65 mins. of fantastic video.
California Firestorm '99
Featuring fires from Northern and Southern California including the "Willow Incident" at
Lake Arrowhead where several structures were lost when strong winds suddenly drove the fire into residential
areas. Other fires include the complexes in the Ventana Wilderness in Big Sur featuring air tanker operations,
and fires in Los Angeles County with first due action and shors of the Super Scoopers in action. Lots
of air tanker, Super Scooper, and helicopter shots throughout the entire video! (109 Minutes) *
FDNY 1st Due and Jersey City "RESCUE 1"
Exciting first-in action video from the Bronx featuring several working fires plus a spectacular 4th alarm. Also included are action packed rides responding with Jersey City Rescue 1 to many workers during the July 4th week. Experience the comradery of the rescue crews plus the excitement and action when the first lines are put into operation. You'll see a 5th alarm consume a catering hall in Union City, N.J. on the 4th of July and watch two 3rd alarm factory fires in Newark, N.J., one with first due action. (60 Minutes)
Los Angeles Area Multiple Alarm Fires Vol. 1
This tape consists of four spectacular greater alarm structural fires, three during the day and one at night. Several handlines and heavy streams are utilized at each fire. The fifth and last fire is a major brush fire that destroys six houses and 6000 acres of brush in Orange County, CA. It includes heavy flame length and one house involved as fire fighters attempt to save it. (60 Minutes)
Los Angeles Area Multiple Alarm Fires Vol. 2
This videos features several working fires and greater alarms in the Los Angeles area. Fire departments included are Los Angeles County and Montebello. It differs from volume 1 since it contains several more spectacular fires (12 in all) of shorter viewing duration, some with first arriving companies, and first line in operation. (60 Minutes)
Los Angeles Area Northridge Earthquake Vol. 3
Featuring the quake that struck Los Angeles in January 1994, covering all the earthquake
damage including fires from minutes after the shaker to three days later. (60 Minutes)
LAFD Structure Fires 1999 - Vol. 4
Featuring several spectacular fires in Los Angeles City, two with "First Due" action. Close up
truck company roof work is captured during three of the fires. Also, the largest commercial
building fire in the last five years completes this exciting video. (65 Minutes) *
LAFD Structure Fires 2000 - Vol. 5
Numerous greater alarm structure fires throughout Los Angeles City and
County in the year 2000. Includes industrial, commercial and residential
footage . . . some with first due action. (65 Minutes) *
Fourth Of July, 1990 with FDNY
This tape includes five days of riding with Rescue 3 and Truck 44 through the streets of New York City over the 4th of July holiday. It features a multiple alarm in a 6 story apartment house (All 6 floors are fully involved and through the roof). Several other fires are covered including a 5th alarm in Brooklyn and a 4th alarm warehouse in Paterson, New Jersey. (50 Minutes)
LAFD Structure Fires 2003 - Vol. 6
Numerous greater alarm fires in the Los Angeles City area including
LA City, County, and Burbank featuring the largest commercial fire in
two years for LAFD. Great Fireground Action! (55 Minutes) *
Fourth Of July, 1991 with FDNY "RESCUE 3"
Ride with Rescue 3 through the streets of Harlem and the Bronx during the week of the 4th of July celebration. Several multiples and working fires are featured including a 4th alarm in Brooklyn and a general alarm in west New York, New Jersey. Rescue 3 is one of the busiest rescues in New York. It is a heavy duty fire fighting rescue, not an EMS unit. Also featured are fireworks in the streets on the night of the 4th and firehouse scenes. (90 Minutes)
Universal Studios Fire
This video features the action of the First-in companies and very spectacular scenes of heavy fire conditions as a 50 M.P.H. Santa Ana wind pushes the fire through four acres of large sets and sound stages on the back lot of Universal Studios. You saw 'Backdraft' and now see the real thing! Handlines, heavy streams and helicopter water drops are utilized to stop the fire as 85 fire companies and 300 men are assembled to battle the $25 million dollar fire. (35 Minutes)
Exciting fireground action from the Bronx and Manhattan
featuring two 4TH alarms, two 2ND alarms including a rescue and numerous
working fires. New...Never before seen footage from the San Francisco
Fire Dept. featuring two 5TH alarms and two 3RD alarms including exciting
radio communications; dispatches and fireground traffic.
FDNY "Fire Showing"
Featuring several multiple alarm fires from Harlem and the Bronx including a 4th and a 5th alarm. (55 Minutes)
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