Inside London Fire Brigade: Series 1
This three-part documentary series followed the London Fire Brigade over the course of a year as they responded to a staggering range of emergencies. It provides a unique insight into their work, with firefighters filming themselves on the dangerous front line using special fire cameras. It is access on an unprecedented scale to incidents across the whole of London
In this first programme, firefighters talk for the very first time about the Grenfell fire and their experiences of that tragic night. In never heard before accounts of what happened inside the tower, firefighters describe how they feared it might collapse and the horror of what they saw.
In this second programme of the series, one hundred firefighters are mobilised to a massive fire at a garden centre near Heathrow. Things take a dramatic turn when it’s discovered there is a large quantity of highly explosive gas canisters on site, directly in the path of the spreading fire. And things go from bad to worse as the brigade realise they don’t have enough water to keep the canisters cool and fight the fire.
In the third programme of the series, we meet two men both at very different ends of their careers in the London Fire Brigade. 54-year- old Crew Manager Aldo has spent 26 years working as a fire fighter and is about to retire. He’s handing over the baton to graduate Joe – a 25 year old rookie who is learning the ropes and living out his childhood dream of becoming a fire-fighter. After completing training, Joe is put to the test when he has go into a burning house and fight his first fire. It’s a challenging fire in an attic room with difficult access and the potential to create a lethal backdraft.