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Price: $4.99

Category: Education

Released: Jun 13, 2013

Version: 1.0

Size: 9.2 MB

Language: English

Seller: Robert Bieber

Rated 9+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

A Firefighter's Journey by Robert Bieber

A Firefighter's Journey Screenshots


An award winning documentary following 24 men and women through a grueling five month fire academy. Its firefighting like youve never seen before -- It's the real thing -- up close and personal... very personal!

A Firefighter's Journey is an iOS app presentation of the highly acclaimed film "Ricky's Rib Shack, a Firefighter's Journey".

Shot in 2003 at Denver's Fire Academy, this movie takes you into the fire, closer to the action than any movie has done before. Our film crew was given unprecedented access inside the fire building including all training events during the academy. With 140 hours of raw footage shot during a six month period, this film is the definitive journey of the recruit firefighter. It takes you on a heart pounding adrenaline rush right into the heat of the fire.

"We were so close to the action, I was hit by swinging axes and falling debris, slammed into walls by exhausted, unaware firefighters. One camera was damaged and a wireless microphone melted."
-- Rob Bieber, director/camera operator.

This film is a must see for anyone considering a career in the fire service, and for friends and family of firefighters struggling to understand the true nature of the firefighter's job.

To view samples of the film do a Youtube search of the following:

"The Worm Tube"
The most claustrophobic three minutes of your life!

"Ricky's Rib Shack"
Official movie trailer.

or you can go to our movie site at:

"This is a rare, intimate, and exciting glimpse into the exhausting and demanding training that is behind America's courageous firefighters!" -- Donna Dewey, Academy Award winning filmmaker.


5.0 out of 5 stars
Great head-check...

I figured out only nine months ago that I wanted to be a Firefighter/Paramedic. I just watched this movie in my first Fire Science class, and it was quite the experience. At the end, my instructor said "It's even hard just watching it, isn't it?" and he was SO correct. I came out of seeing what must be done to get that cherished badge with a BIG mix of emotions. But it did make me want this career more than I did before seeing the film. It also helped that there was a mix of ages in the Fire Academy class that they follow, since I'm 34 just starting to go at this.

Bottom line--the film is engaging and fantastic to watch, whether you just want to know a little more about firefighting, or you are someone entertaining it as a career. I still have piles of stuff to learn before I figure I'll make it into my dream job, but this certainly helped cement my confidence and desire to pursue it.

5.0 out of 5 stars

This film is a "Must see" for anyone interested in Firefighting or the behind the scenes of what it takes to be a firefighter.
I highly recommend watching it!! (So far I've watched it twice!)

5.0 out of 5 stars
Fire buff

This is the real thing. Firefighters go through strenuous training that an average person would not subject themselves to. If you want to see what it's like to become a firefighter, you should see this film. Do you have what it takes?


The app consists of the full 90 minute movie as well as chapter selection and chapter information.

(To reduce the size of the app the movie is streaming only, you must be connected to the internet to view it.)

The app store incorrectly states the app as being optimized for iPhone 5. It is not at this time. Although the movie plays just fine, the menu screens do not function properly. We are currently working on a fix.

Customer Reviews

Amazing! (5 stars)
This app is absolutely amazing. I wasn't sure what I would be facing in the firefighter academy but after watching this film I believe I truly know what it's like to become a firefighter now

Perfect! (5 stars)
This is a very well designed app and a great movie! Hope to see more in the future


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