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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Gritty firefighter reality show is positive but sensational.

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The reality series, which is narrated by actor Tyrese Gibson, highlights how firefighters and EMS personnel risk their lives when responding to fire emergencies, airplane accidents, and gang shootings. It also demonstrates how their training helps them get dangerous and often chaotic situations under control.

The constant images of severely injured people, bloody wounds, and dead bodies make the show a little sensational. But the overall series is very nonjudgmental. It underscores how this team goes out of its way to save people's lives, regardless of who they are or how they became injured. It's not for the faint of heart, but for those who can handle it, it contains positive messages about the people who work hard to make our communities safe.

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