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inferno 999

Every hour of every day, the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is on the front line – on call to deal with fires, emergencies and accidents. The largest fire service in the UK outside of London, the Manchester brigade responds to over 52,000 incidents a year. There is no such thing as an average day for its crews, with no incident or fire ever the same. Inferno 999 goes to the heart of perilous firefighting situations as it follows the daily lives of Manchester’s fire crews.

This eight-part series gains unique access to the work of these dedicated men and women with the help of pioneering camera technology. Firefighters are rigged with cameras housed in heat-resistant casing to allow an unprecedented view of their death-defying exploits. With the help of these powerful images, the series reveals the hazardous conditions and extreme pressures fire officers face, recording the frightening reality of their working lives.

The first episode sees the fire crews come to the rescue of a mother and daughter trapped in a ferocious house fire – an operation that resulted in the Watch being awarded a commendation for bravery and individual recognition for two of the crew. It is a typically hazardous mission for a service that constantly faces situations where a few seconds can make a difference between life and death.

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