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Man Alive: The Bronx Is Burning (Part 1 of 4) FDNY 1972

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Published on Apr 21, 2012

Audio is out of synch for a few seconds at the start. Best quality I could find. Enjoy.

The New York City Fire Department has appeared in numerous films and television shows in recent years. One of the earliest was the 1972 documentary Man Alive: The Bronx is Burning, for BBC Television. It was screened in the United Kingdom on September 27, 1972 and followed firefighters from a fire house in the South Bronx: Battalion 27, Ladder 31 and Engine 82. It chronicled the appalling conditions the firefighters worked in with roughly one emergency call per hour, and the high rates of arson and malicious calls.

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