Hollywood’s, Manchester by the Sea, highlights the profound effect fire has on our lives

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Mar 14, 2017

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While the Oscars may be over, many of the movies that were up for this coveted award very much remain in the hearts and minds of viewers. Their themes, storylines and characters have touched us in some profound way and still have us talking.


One such movie, Manchester by the Sea, starring Casey Affleck, hits close to home for many of us who advocate for fire safety. In the film, we see the painful and long-term impact fire can have on an individual, a family and a community. It is, by all accounts, an important reminder that the fire problem still looms large and has the power to destroy lives.

The latest “Outreach” column in NFPA Journal takes a look at the movie and explains how Hollywood gets this one right in its effort to show the true effects of fire and loss.

Are you planning to see the movie? Or maybe you're one of the many fire safety advocates and fire service professionals who has seen it? If you have, read this month's column, "Getting Fire Right," and tell us what you think. What effect has this film had on you, on your job or your role in the community? We'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions.