Yorkshire-based programming has been increasing in popularity over the last few years, and it’s continuing with BBC’s new programme ‘Yorkshire Fighterfighters‘. The show follows brave West Yorkshire Firefighters as they tackle factory blazes, house fires, traffic accidents and more.
Presented The four-part series follows the frontline workers as they keep safe over two million people that live in the county of West Yorkshire in a rare behind the scenes glance.
Filmed during the pandemic, it is a programme like no other in which we are taken inside burning buildings and real-life emergencies thanks to modern technology. You get to witness the 900 strong West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service serve the community tackling highly dangerous and life-threatening situations.
Presented by Bradford-born actress Natalie Gavin, each episode follows firefighters of West Yorkshire as they help their communities during last winter. The first episode aired this week and showed the team battle a gas blast that flattened this house in Illingworth, Halifax
Speaking about his team Dave Walton, Deputy Cheif Fire Officer said: “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.”
Aisling O’Connor, Head of TV Commissioning for BBC England, says: “This series captures the lives of these brilliant firefighters, and highlights their dedication and determination to keeping people safe especially during a national emergency.”
Mark Robinson, Creative Director at Wise Owl Films, said: “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.
“Not only will viewers get to see the 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.”
You can catch up on the first episodes or binge the rest here. It on every Thursday at 8pm on BBC one.
Watch the trailer here: