Have you heard of Volunteers: The Series?
If not let me introduce you to my good friend Travis Boaz and his adventure in creating a television series dedicated to the volunteer fire service.
Here is a snippet of an interview they had with Loudoun Magazine that was featured in their July edition.
Q) Please provide a brief overview of Volunteers the Series.
A) We are a handful of dedicated volunteer firefighters/ems personnel, committed to telling the story of our sacrifice, passion and commitment to protect our home communities.
The series is footage taken from real emergency responses, and interviews of the volunteers involved. Through a combination of amazing response footage shot in HD (and incredible 1st person perspectives using helmet cameras), reality type day-to-day station life, and compelling interviews, we want to educate, entertain and captivate the viewing audience by telling this amazing story. With a unique 1st person live perspective and a personable firefighter who narrates the response, on-scene…as it is unfolding, we feel we are providing the viewing audience with something they have never seen before.
Q) Why did you decide to do this series?
A) We have a vision of making a difference in the volunteer fire service on a global scale.
It is our goal to increase public awareness and support by telling the stories of these brave men and women. We want to make a difference in each and every volunteer fire/ems house in the world. Whether it means increased donations or just shifting the public paradigm, our purpose is to see volunteer houses thrive, decrease LODD’s (line of duty deaths) and see that ALL volunteer companies have the funding to continue to properly support the communities they serve. If we can make a difference in just one volunteer fire/ems house, we feel we will have been successful!
Q) Do you have any other comments that you would like to share with me?
A) Well, the most important element of VTS is that it gives back to the volunteer system.
Our leverage with the tv networks is defined by the fans and supporters of the show. TV is about advertising dollars, and the more people that indicate they will watch the show (and endure the mindless commercials), the more willing a network is to air it.
I see this as a defining moment in the history of volunteer firefighting and EMS.
- In our vision for the future of VTS, we see the public understanding more about what we do, the sacrifices we make, and why we do it.
- We see volunteer departments that are struggling financially to stay afloat, benefiting from the increased understanding and awareness through more donations from surrounding communities.
- We see departments who do not have the appropriate protective equipment and tools, getting what they need, to respond more effectively.
- We see lines around the block at fire/ems stations, of people inspired by this story, who want to be part of our future, and join our ranks to become a volunteer firefighter or EMS provider.
- We also see a compelling story that is entertaining and inspiring, and will keep the viewer on the edge of their seat.
- We ask that anyone interested in supporting the volunteers, stand up and be counted at this moment. Help us make history, by indicating that you will watch the show, and that you support your local volunteer firefighters and EMS providers. This would be the resounding “thank you” to the volunteers who sacrifice so much time, selflessly putting themselves in danger to stand sentinel to protect our communities.
To show your support please visit Volunteers the Series and watch our series trailers. Spread the word to your family and friends and contact your favorite TV network and ask them to air the show. You can also reach us on Facebook
Thank you to the thousands of fans around the world that have joined the VTS revolution. It’s what lets us know that the hard work, money spent out of our own pockets, sleepless nights and endless editing will tell the story of the volunteers, the way it should be told. – Travis Boaz
VTS is entering the next steps in finalizing a deal for network distribution of the series.
Please enjoy the latest video and message posted on their Facebook Page…
“Please share this and don’t be shy about commenting. All we ask in return for our hard work to bring the show to the world, is that you all enjoy it, and click your “Like” button and comment, so we can show the networks that you guys are behind us! Thanks and enjoy! I finally completed the first episode to share with the networks for our upcoming pitch meetings. The full episode will not be available until the networks make a decision one way or the other (keep your fingers crossed). This is the last few minutes after the episode concludes. A little more behind the scenes stuff. You also will see a little throw back footage from the first episode, mainly he part that pissed so many people of about Firefighters running lol. I could not resist. I will release the full episode when I can, free of charge. You all have been very patient and I appreciate all the support from all over the world. Thanks! Enjoy it, share it and be safe!“
Click HERE to watch Video
If you have enjoyed what you have read please LIKE there Facebook Page, leave a comment on their wall letting them know where you heard about them, and comment on their video to show your support of the series being shown on network television.