For centuries, firefighters have acted as society's heroes. For one New York Firefighter, Don Eichin, water has not only acted as his weapon of safety, but also as a source of recreation. In New York, a strong surfing community dwells underneath the ashes and uniforms. These warriors have conquered fire as well as water. The only element stronger than their honor and skill is the bond of their brotherhood. The legacy these men left behind has built a strong community of surfers in a most unlikely place.