Four reasons why you need Into the Fire

See why we're excited about our brand new show Into the Fire

The West Midlands Fire Service

1. You'll get to see what its like to be a firefighter

We're not just looking at your average fire from afar, we're going in with the team. While a firefighter may look like a faceless figure behind heavy protective gear and helmets, but really, they're the quiet hero. And unlike your average reality show, Into the Fire will show you what it's really like to be a firefighter in Britain today. Using state-of-the-art technology, new helmet and body cameras, we will follow the team at West Midland Fire Service (WMFS) and take you behind the scenes. With a large area to look after, and a community of nearly three million people, the WMFS are constantly busy.

2. You'll meet real people, who perform great tasks

The West Midlands Fire Service is the second busiest fire and rescue service in the UK, and the team work hard in a variety of roles that keep people and businesses safe. Because of that, you'll meet a big team of people who work hard to keep the community and the businesses safe.

3. It's not just about the fires, there's other work to do

Think it's all about the fires? You're wrong there! If the WMFS aren't containing a blaze, their out helping others. From suspected terrorist attacks, tragic road traffic collisions, animal rescues and even special operations. Be sure to look out for cases like the team helping a man who has his leg trapped under a double-decker bus, or safely detonating an unexploded World War Two bomb.

4. They like to have fun too

When they're not out saving lives, the WMFS are simply ordinary men and women. While they may look like heroes in their community, we get to see them when they're back in the office. See them join the community for Pride Week, cook dinner for the evening shift, or reflect on some of cases that really shaped their careers.

Into the Fire, on Mondays at 10pm or available with UKTV Play.