By Canadian Firefighter
May 23, 2018, Alta. - Discovery’s latest original Canadian TV eight-part series “Hellfire Heroes”, follows a group of firefighters who risk their lives to serve and protect the residents of isolated areas of Alberta.
The show aired on May 22, 2018, and runs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. It follows two rural Alberta fire departments, Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service and Yellowhead County Fire Department, and their teams of brave men and women whose job is to always be prepared for the worst.
“We are thrilled to continue our great partnership with Pixcom Productions to bring Discovery viewers the nail-biting, real-life drama that is Hellfire Heroes,” said director Edwina Follows, commissioning and production at Discovery Networks. “We believe this new original series will resonate with audiences in much the same way as Discovery’s smash hits Highway Thru Hell and Heavy Rescue: 401.”
Living in a rural part of Canada where most residents depend only on themselves and their neighbours, the firefighters of the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service (led by Chief Jamie Coutts) and the Yellowhead County Fire Department (led by Chief Albert Bahri) serve and protect a combined area spanning more than 30,000 square kilometres.
Fighting fires is only one of the many calls these heroes answer. Featuring stories of strength, fearlessness, and dedication, the Hellfire Heroes never know what challenge they’ll face next, battling raging forest fires, industrial accidents, search-and-rescue operations, saving lives on remote highways, freeing people trapped in elevators—even delivering babies. When the call comes in, day or night, these resourceful teams are united in their mission to keep residents safe.
Subscribers can access live streaming of the new series through the Discovery GO app and Discovery.ca.