BBC to air Yorkshire Firefighters series from Wise Owl

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by Stephen Chapman

A new documentary series will use the latest technology to go behind the scenes with firefighters from West Yorkshire.

Made by Lime’s Wide Owl Films, the 4-part series will air on BBC Two later this month.

“It was a real privilege to follow West Yorkshire’s firefighters during a difficult winter and a global pandemic, and to see their role at the heart of the community - the same communities many come from themselves,” said Mark Robinson, Creative Director at Wise Owl Films.

“Not only will viewers get to see footage - captured by helmet cameras - that plunges them into the heart of very dangerous scenarios, they will also see day-to-day life within the stations, behind closed doors.”

Each episode will follow the firefighters as they serve a population of 2m, including tackling one of the biggest fires in Bradford in decades.

“We are hugely excited and proud to feature in Yorkshire Firefighters which showcases the skills and expertise of the modern day Fire and Rescue Service. The programme offers a rare glimpse into the daily lives of firefighters and our Control Room staff,” added Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dave Walton.

“Our teams work tirelessly around the clock to save lives whether that be as a consequence of fires, road traffic collisions, water rescues or a whole range of other types of technical rescues, and we’re excited for viewers to see what it really takes to be a Yorkshire firefighter.”

Wise Owl Films is the Leeds-based off-shoot of Lime Pictures. Yorkshire Firefighters begins on 29th July.

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