Nova: Fire Wars

Nova: Fire Wars

Director: Kirk Wolfinger Cast: Stacy Keach


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In the summer of 2000, brush and forest fires in America raged as never before, in a season which saw six million acres reduced to ash. When wildfires strike, it's up to elite forces of specially trained firefighters such as the Arrowhead Hotshots to contain and extinguish the blaze. Nova: Fire Wars takes a look at the work of the Arrowhead Hotshots, how they fight fires, what equipment they use, what role fire plays in the ecosystem of a forest, and why some firefighters and environmentalists feel we need to take a new approach to dealing with fires. Produced as part of the awarding winning PBS science series Nova, Nova: Fire Wars was first broadcast on May 7, 2002.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2005
UPC: 0783421356092
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Wgbh
Time: 2:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators; Access to the NOVA web site; Scene selection; Closed captions; Described video for the visually impaired

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [5:01]
2. The Arrowhead Hotshots [11:44]
3. The Fire Cycle [14:26]
4. The Most Valuable Firefighting Tool [8:16]
5. Smokejumpers [13:58]
6. The Price of Suppression [12:24]
7. Fire Season From Hell [7:32]
8. The Need for Safety [20:58]
9. Global Impact [8:40]
10. There Will be Fire [11:41]

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