The second series of ‘Into the Fire’, the West Midlands Fire Service’s very own TV program, starts on Monday, 20th August, 2018.
West Midlands Fire Service TV show
Thanks to state-of-the-art camera technology, viewers will be able to see and hear what the firefighters do when they respond to emergencies. West Midlands Fire Service teamed up with multi-award-winning broadcaster UKTV to produce the two series of nine one-hour episodes.
Along with the fire service’s 999 response work, the show gives viewers an intriguing insight into non-emergency work
The first series premiered on Really, earlier this year and was repeated on Dave. Along with the fire service’s 999 response work, the show gives viewers an intriguing insight into non-emergency work – how we keep vulnerable people safe and businesses free from the devastation of fire.
Firefighters battling Factory blaze
Monday’s episode will be broadcast on Really at 10pm, then repeated the following Saturday at 8pm. Stories covered on the show are slated to 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 the fire service’s 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.
Helmet and body worn cameras used in filming
The program was filmed almost entirely by WMFS’s 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, WMFS 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.”
West Midlands Fire Service reality TV
We are very excited to be bringing another extraordinary documentary series"
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'
‘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.