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11 Memorable Firefighters in Movies

How many movies have you seen with firemen in them? Probably more than you realize. When I saw this title, I thought of Backdraft, and then… couldn’t think of any others. But the list does contain a couple other movies I’ve seen. Still, Backdraft is the most memorable for the firefighters in it, particularly Lt. Stephen “Bull” McCaffrey.  

I don’t know about you, but when I think of “firefighter movies,” I immediately think of Backdraft – an intense movie with a great cast and a great director (is Ron Howard really that great? Eh, I suppose it’s a discussion for another time). Anyway, Kurt Russell plays McCaffrey, an aggressive firefighter who has no problem entering a building engulfed by flames, often in a pretty reckless manner. He leaves a lasting impression on his brother, Brian, who continues to fight fires after Stephen is no longer, uh, active.

Check out the others in this list of movie firefighters at TVOM. Then send it to a firefighter you know.

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