- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
Even when everything is working perfectly and the situation is in control, firefighting is a dangerous occupation. But when the conditions are unfavorable, the slightest mistake can spell disaster.
MODERN MARVELS® ventures from the oil fields of Kuwait to the forests of the Western U.S. to see how specialized firefighters face some of the most dangerous and deadly of all disasters. We'll see extraordinary footage of "hell fighters" battling pressurized flames erupting from a blown-out oil well and hear about a different type of hell from volunteers who helped keep London from burning to the ground during the Blitz in World War II. Descend into the heart of raging forest fires with "smoke jumpers" and get an up-close look at the vast array of specialized equipment that stands ready at every airport in the event of a tragedy. And finally, head into space to see what happens when fire breaks out aboard a vessel--and how NASA guards against this very-real risk.
Filled with extraordinary footage and commentary from the men and women who risk their lives in these unforgiving conditions, this is a riveting look at FIREFIGHTING: EXTREME CONDITIONS.