Synopsis by Hal Erickson
On September 11, 2001, the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center cost the lives of hundreds of New York firefighters. Among these were 22 members, past and present, of the FDNY football team, the pride of the National Public Safety Football League. With nearly half the team gone, dozens of firefighters who had previously lacked the time or the inclination for gridiron activity volunteered to fill the gap. The story came to a remarkable conclusion nearly one year later, during the annual game between the FDNY team and their traditional rivals from the NYPD. The Bravest Team: The Rebuilding of the FDNY Football Club may have been a documentary, but it packed the emotional punch of such classic TV movies as Brian's Song and Something for Joey.
death, firefighter, football, football-team, game, rebuilding, September 11th, teammate