Steve Buscemi Was A Volunteer Firefighter On 9/12/01
The day after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Steve Buscemi returned to his job at FDNY Engine 55 as a volunteer to help find missing New Yorkers at Ground Zero. The Brooklyn-born actor, who was a fireman at the Little Italy station back in the 80s, reportedly declined any interviews and photographs during his rescue efforts -- but someone nabbed this shot of him anyway.
The Firefighter Olympics
Amazing video of something called "Jeux Olympiques des Pompiers" ("Olympic Games of the Firefighters"), in which Frenchmen in tights do incredible feats of skill with ladders, hoses and fire. How do you say 'badass" in French? Oh. Babel Fish is telling me "mauvais âne." Sorry to bother you with that easily answered question.