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BBC Two commissions new documentary following Yorkshire firefighters

BBC Two commissions new documentary following Yorkshire firefighters
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BBC Two commissions new documentary series Firefighters, following the brave men and women working at the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

BBC Two has ordered a new six-part documentary following firefighters working at the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters will use new technology - including fire-resistant helmet cameras - in order to provide a unique and up-close documentation of the work of the brave men and women helping to rescue people in peril in the Yorkshire region.

The show will also feature responders working in the control room, the staff of the dedicated water unit and a specialist rescue dog called Jessie.

"Being a firefighter is now so much more than fighting fires," said Aisling O'Connor, head of commissioning for BBC England.

"We're going to use the latest technology to show viewers exactly what it takes to be a firefighter today.

"The programme will put audiences right at the centre of emergencies and the work of the fire service with special helmet-mounted 'firecams', footage taken from fire engines and the control room.

"I can't wait to see what unfolds."

Firefighters is being filmed now in the run-up to Bonfire Night on November 5 and will air on BBC Two early in 2021.

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