Firestorm: April 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Film Premiere & 3-City Simulcast: MAY 16th

If you're in Chicago, Philadelphia or San Francisco May 16th, please join us for the premiere of FIRESTORM and the launch of National EMS Week.

Talking Eyes Media and Chronicles of EMS are co-hosting a 3-city live streaming event at the following locations:

Philadelphia — 8-10pm @ Fado Irish Pub
Chicago — 7-9pm @ Fado Irish Pub
San Francisco — 5-7 pm @ Gordon Biersch Brewery

We'll share the movie, food, drink and lively conversation between the three locations.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coming Down to the Wire!

As we inch closer and closer to the Firestorm air date, everyone here at Talking Eyes Media is anxiously awaiting the public response. Today we received a sneak peek of what is to come, when published a great article about the film.

Associate Editor John Erich spent some time interviewing Julie about the film, and writes how important it is to educate the "average citizens (who) may encounter crowded emergency departments, but many have no idea a lot of those EDs regularly shut their doors to us and our patients." We can't wait to hear what other people have to say in response to the film.

Click here to read the article in it's entirety on

We're also proud that Firestorm has been selected to screen at the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in Denver April 25th-27th. This is a great opportunity for our film to present EMS related issues to foundations from all over the country who could potentially help steer funds or support towards repairing the issue.

Lastly, if you're in the San Francisco Bay area, don't forget to mark your calendars for 6pm Sunday May 16th. Firestorm will be kicking off KQED's EMS week, airing on their Truly CA series.

That's all for now!

Monday, April 5, 2010


FIRESTORM is a one-hour documentary that goes behind-the-scenes with LA firefighters of station 65 in South LA, and reveals how the LAFD has become the de facto health care safety net for many of the region's poor and under-insured. Like fire services across the country, the majority of the LAFD's calls are medical, rather than fire-related.

Please check back to get the latest news and updates about the release of the documentary. We also want this blog to be a place where pre-hospital personnel in the field and in the emergency room can exchange ideas and stories aimed at improving emergency medical services.

To stay informed of screenings and future FIRESTORM related news, please send a message to with your name, email, and zip code. Also feel free to include any stories you might have regarding EMS or Health-care related issues. We look forward to hearing from you!