What We Do
The purpose of this company is to provide fire cover, protection, emergency medical service and advice to Film Units and all other areas of the entertainment industry, whether in a studio setting or out on location. The appointed crew will check all safety matters that could result into a fire situation as well as liase with special effects crews where fire and explosives are being used.
With a crew of trained fire officers on stand-by, you can avoid any staged or accidental fires from getting out of hand and causing great amounts of damage, damage that can increase your costs dramatically.
The advantage of having a crew of fire officers on set could save life, property and vital seconds before the local Fire Department attend. On location the local authority Fire Department could be several kilometres or minutes away therefore crucial time is lost in attacking the fire.
While on location there could be a breakdown in communication with the local authority and the urgent need for a water supply could be lost. The crew on stand-by would liase with the local authority to gain all important information pertaining to the water supply in the area occupied by the film unit.
All crews appointed are Professional Firefighters and are trained to deal with emergency medical situations.
With the exclusive use of modern day firefighting equipment and knowledge, 1st Unit Fire & Safety (Canada) Inc. can provide full fire cover, specialist applications and water supplies in the most remote locations, i.e. wet downs, filling and emptying of reservoirs, moats and aiding special effects crews with a good water supply for rain and snow.
Can you afford to NOT have this professional service?
Here a few of our Services
Provide full fire protection, safety, consultations and technical advice both on and off the camera.
Provide on set fire protection using professional 1st. class firefighters and above.
Provide First Responder Emergency Medical Services
Provide firefighters trained in Vehicle Extrication & Water / Ice Rescue practices
Provide stand-by firefighters for sets while shooting.
Provide technical advice and safety consultations with production personnel.
Provide an extensive selection of fire equipment such as Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and the 'Jaws of Life' to be used on and off camera.
Provide a wide selection of bunker gear and logo's to simulate most Canadian and American fire departments.
Provide 24-hour fire protection
Provide qualified firefighters to appear in shot for authenticity.
All of our equipment is fully operational and authentic.
We pride ourselves on being ‘film friendly’
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Experienced firefighters can meet every fire safety and rescue requirement you will need to ensure the safety of your movie crew and set.