“Boyd Street” recounts the 2020 Toy District Fire that injured 12 Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) members. This documentary tells the story of the day of the incident, and the recovery period and departmental self-assessment that followed.
The fire occurred at a single-story vape and marijuana accessory wholesaler. A total of 12 City of Los Angeles firefighters were injured, several of them critically. Massive flames prompted firefighters operating on the roof to scramble to safety, some members doffing their PPE on the sidewalk. Per a report from the department, eleven members sustained burn injuries and one member suffered a lower extremity injury. Significant damage occurred to the apparatus, tools and equipment.
“Boyd Street” was produced by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the LAFD, and Full Vision Productions. The NFFF thanks the LAFD members who shared their experiences with openness, honesty, and authenticity. Their willingness to talk about this incident will help other firefighters.
Source: Fire Engineering (https://www.fireengineering.com/)