Five Reasons Why Real Firefighters Wouldn’t Like Station 19

TVOvermind | 3/19/2019 | Tom
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You can imagine that any show that depicts real-life situations is going to be highly criticized unless the writers really do their homework and get everything just right. It’s also on the director to make sure that everything is where it needs to be and everyone is doing their job. But that being said, there are a few reasons why real firefighters might not enjoy a show like Station 19. Like many other shows Station 19 was created to show the lives of firefighters as they’re on the job and it is a good bit of entertainment. Unfortunately as happens in many shows Hollywood does take its own lean and puts its own spin on the whole idea of being a firefighter that may or may not be entirely intentional. Those that actually perform these jobs might like such shows but it’s likely that they might not respect them quite as much.

Here are a few reasons why people in said professions might not like this show.

Hair - Impediment - Apparatus

5. Facial hair is an impediment to breathing apparatus.

It should be pretty obvious that you don’t run into a burning building that’s filled with smoke without any kind of breathing apparatus, but having two to three-day growth on your face and expecting your breathing mask to fit as it should. Current and past firefighters would cite the fact that not getting a good seal on their mask would be a horrible mistake to make when walking into a burning building. Even a mustache would have to be trimmed if it was interrupting with the tight seal that’s needed in order for it to function properly. Among many of the reasons why the show is not entirely accurate this is one that could be quite deadly for a firefighter.

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4. The interior of a fire scene wouldn’t...
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