Daigo Asahina is presented with the latest firefighting gadget, the IFEX which gets put to the test when a fire breaks out a local parking lot. But there are a lot of bad memories for a lot of people at that site.
15 years ago, the Sengoku Municipal Hospital stood at that place before a fire burned it to the ground. Lt. Miki Oshitori's life was destroyed, Captain Gomi remembers it as the site of one of his greatest failures, and now Daigo Asahina will find his courage shattered when he is caught in a fiery explosion there.
Even after recovering, the memories of him being on fire leaves him shaking and afraid. Is he capable of being a firefighter anymore or has the brash Daigo finally been defeated?