VIDEO: A year in the life of a Michigan firefighter

10:14 PM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WZZM) - A Michigan man is becoming an internet sensation after documenting a year in his life as a firefighter at the Highland Park Fire Department.

Scott Ziegler strapped a camera to his helmet and recorded each emergency call he responded to, ranging from blazing fires at vacant buildings to car accidents.

Highland Park, a small city surrounded by Detroit, has had a recent history of problems with fires.

Ziegler says he created the video "to show people what it is like to fight fires, and what firefighters across the nation do every day."

The video has over one million views on

You can watch a two minute clip of the video above, or find the complete 8 minute, 13 second video below. (Beware of coarse language.)

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