One early morning in 2012, a neighborhood house caught on fire down the street from us.
Pippin and our neighbor rushed to the scene to make sure the structure was vacated, and I chased after them, camera in hand. Little did we know that the video we captured would become so useful to fire departments and their educational programs, globally.
The documentation of pre-arrival structure fires are rare and often times, fire and rescue organizations can utilize them to teach in their own classrooms.
In the case for Portland Fire & Rescue, they were able to use the video to prove to the Mayor of Portland the critical need to keep their engines at their station, and not swap them out for SUV’s, when their program was at risk of being cut.
Fast forward a few months, to when we met a firefighter who was impressed by the video, and introduced us to his fire chief at Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue.
We signed a multi-year FEMA contract to make recruitment, station promos, as well as fire and safety videos.
That contract gave us the ability to offer a variety of services like conducting interviews and recording B-roll. As well as writing copy, hiring voice and music talent as seen in the recruitment video below.
We remain committed to fire & rescue because it is our pleasure to work with those who bravely put their lives on the line for people they don’t know.
If your fire & rescue (or service related organization) is in need of video services, please contact us. We look forward to working with you!