This is a documentary that follows volunteer firefighters as they respond to emergencies during the Philippines’ fire prevention month. It offers a peek inside the fire station brotherhood and the raw, emotional struggles of their everyday battles to save a life, to rescue a comrade. Footage from helmet and body cameras, as well as file videos, of the volunteers battling raging infernos give viewers a rare inside look into what goes on inside fire incidents all over the metro.
The piece encapsulates the meaning of camaraderie in the fire service as they tell of the story of how they recovered from the brigade’s most devastating loss in twenty-one years… that of Mark Steven Relucio, a 20 year-old volunteer in Caloocan City Filipino Chinese Fire Prevention Association. Mark was one of four volunteer firemen that perished in the 1997 Caloocan garments factory fire.