The Firefighters – RTE’S hit series returns

Firefighters is blazing its way back on to your screens for a highly anticipated second season of hard hitting stories from the front line of emergency response in Dublin, with dangerous missions, daring rescues and dramatic real-life stories. From blazing infernos and life-saving paramedic interventions to dramatic wildfires, river rescues and dangerous chemical spills, whenever and whatever the emergency, the firefighters are first on the scene, putting themselves in danger to save lives.

This season the dedicated men and women of Dublin Fire Brigade are back with the most dramatic stories yet, captured on camera as they unfold across Dublin City. Over the course of eight shows we also get an insight into the characters who wear the uniform and the passions that drive them; from a rural Canadian fire-fighter adjusting to the hectic pace of life in one of Europe’s busiest fire stations and a weight-lifting female fire-fighter who’s competes for medals when she’s not saving lives, to the impact of the firefighters’s work on the family of a woman brought back from the brink of death.

In the action-packed first episode of the new season, the firefighters search for the occupants of a house after a dangerous fire breaks out in a family home, an elderly lady is trapped inside an overturned car, and the firefighters are called to the back garden of a Dublin house when a newly born puppy falls down a pipe and becomes lost deep underground in the sewer system.

Dublin Fire Brigade and ambulance services receive around 133,000 calls a year.However, it’s not all about fighting fires. Every member of Dublin Fire and Rescue is a trained paramedic, and whether it’s ambulance services, rapid river rescues, marine emergency response or high line rescues that are called for, they’re always the first on the scene.

Using state of the art technology including vehicle and helmet mounted cameras this series will bring viewers deep into the heart of the fire scene with the firefighters themselves to witness and experience a level of danger, drama and emotion never before seen on Irish television.

Fighting fires, performing rescues, saving lives, whatever the emergency, wherever it happens, the brave men and women of Dublin Fire and Rescue are helping the people of Dublin when they need them most.

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