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'Into the Fire' is back!

By 16th August 2018 No Comments

The second series of ‘Into the Fire’, our very own TV programme, starts on Monday (20 August)!

Thanks to state-of-the-art camera technology, you can see and hear what our firefighters do when they respond to emergencies. 

We teamed up with multi-award-winning broadcaster UKTV to produce the two series of nine one-hour episodes. 

The first series premiered on Really earlier this year and was repeated on Dave. As well as our 999 response work, the show gives viewers an intriguing insight into our non-emergency work – how we keep vulnerable people safe and businesses free from the devastation of fire. 

Monday’s episode will be broadcast on Really at 10pm, then repeated the following Saturday at 8pm. Stories will include:

* 80 firefighters battling a huge blaze at a wood processing factory
* crews responding to a challenging road traffic collision involving a bus and several other vehicles
* members of our Technical Rescue Unit recovering a body from a canal, in a potential criminal case. 

‘Into the Fire’ has been made by independent production company IMG.

The programme was filmed almost entirely by our firefighters, using new helmet- and body-worn cameras. The helmet cameras can withstand the extreme temperatures encountered in many blazes, so viewers literally see incidents from a firefighter’s point of view.

Phil Loach, our Chief Fire Officer, said: “It’s been a pleasure working with UKTV, Really and IMG on ‘Into the Fire’. Our role involves so much more than responding to fires and traffic collisions. The second series will give viewers another fascinating insight into our work.” 

Helen Nightingale, Commissioning Editor for UKTV, said: “We are very excited to be bringing another extraordinary documentary series to Really which is becoming the go-to channel for compelling real-life stories.” 

Bob Massie, IMG’s Executive Producer Entertainment, Factual and Formats, said: “The first series saw viewing figures go up for its time slot. We’ve got lots more great stories to tell in the coming weeks. I’d like to thank everyone at West Midlands Fire Service for making the show possible and fingers crossed for a third series!”

‘Into the Fire’ will be broadcast on Really (Freeview channel 17), Sky (155), Virgin Media (129) and Freesat (160). Each episode will also be available on demand on the UKTV Play website.

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