Lanaird Granger is suing the fire department and city, claiming he's been harrassed and discriminated against by his fellow firefighters during his service as a firefighter. Granger, who is black, says that he found a noose in his gear last year, and his lawsuit also notes that he was told to "step and fetch it." Granger says that when he complained, he was transferred, versus the whole firehouse being disbanded. He is also worried that other firefighters' attitudes towards him might put him at risk while responding to calls.
While it's hardly a documentary about the FDNY, we're read that the FX show Rescue Me does capture the good and bad of firefighters - and it does seem like a close, tightknit, and sometimes very bigoted group of people with deep problems (women, drugs, you name it).