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Firefighter (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  23 September 1986 (USA)
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Cindy Fralic (Nancy McKeon) plans to become a Los Angeles County firefighter. However, in the 60-year history of the department, no woman has ever passed the department's physical skills ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cindy Fralick
Capt. Johnson
Capt. Cauley
James Whitmore Jr. ...
Capt. Bukowski
B.C. Thompson
Terry David Mulligan ...
Capt. Romano
Firefighter Lopez
Engineer Bennett
Natino Bellantoni ...
Candidate Garcia
Firefighter Stranan
Ric Reid ...
Firefighter Carter
Paramedic Washington


Cindy Fralic (Nancy McKeon) plans to become a Los Angeles County firefighter. However, in the 60-year history of the department, no woman has ever passed the department's physical skills test. Battling divorce, stereotypes and opposition from both men and women, Cindy Fralic passes the physical agility test to become the first female firefighter in Los Angeles County. Written by Derek O'Cain

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23 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Lady in Firehouse 109  »

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The ladder truck that serves as Ladder 107 - a 1985 Scot/Pierreville (at Cindy's primary firehall) was an actual working fire truck at the time of filming. It was the ladder truck for the North Vancouver City Fire Department (whose hall also served as Firehall #107). The truck was in service from 1985-2002. See more »


[Cindy's group of recruits are in full turnout gear, standing in front of the 'Burn House', a structure with thick smoke coming from the windows, used to train firefighters in search & rescue methods during a structure fire]
Capt. Bukowski: You recruits will now experience, without benefit of breathing apparatus, the full impact of inhaling smoke. Your mission is to locate and rescue the victims. The mannequins are 150 pounds of dead weight so watch your backs! Go get 'em, people.
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