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-We take them for granted.
-We don't appreciate them
-until we need them.
-They endanger their lives
-On this programme...
-..how answering medical calls saves
-lives in our rural communities.
-But for the two firemen,
-she wouldn't be here.
-That's the situation
-in the countryside.
-And a fire lit deliberately
-has been left to burn.
-The fire can spread
-to the trees and the grass.
-There should be someone here.
-A family in Llandeilo
-tries to rebuild their lives...
-..after a disastrous night.
-It was silly
-to go through the fire...
-..but the children's well-being
-Covering 12,000 square kilometres
-and home to around 900,000 people...
-..we'll get to know
-some of the characters...
-..who look after the largest area
-of Wales and England.
-This is the Mid and West Wales
-Fire and Rescue Service.
-Across the country...
-..fire and rescue crews are working
-day and night to protect us...
-..either full-time from the station
-or on call from their homes.
-Despite the unsocial hours
-and the horrific scenes...
-..the community is the focal point
-of the entire service.
-It's 7.30pm and the Swansea Central
-and Morriston crews...
-..have been called
-to a fire in a kitchen.
-The flames have been put out
-before the crew arrives.
-But because of the dangers of smoke,
-everyone else must be kept away.
-Couple of indicators.
-If you look at the fluorescent tube,
-there's charring on one side.
-When the lady threw the chip pan
-into the sink...
-..fat and oil got mixed - a little
-fireball across the ceiling.
-As it's passed, it's hit
-the fluorescent tube on one side.
-It hasn't damaged the cooker. It
-would've been contained to the pan.
-The smoke alarm was actuated,
-a neighbour's come in...
-..and did the worst thing you can do
-- put it in the sink with water.
-Luckily, she's not hurt worse
-than she is. It's gone up and over.
-She's been saved from the worst.
-The homeowner in Swansea
-was fortunate this time.
-But it was a different story
-in Penybanc last November.
-The Harries family...
-..have farmed this land on the
-outskirts of Llandeilo for years.
-But on the morning
-of 17 November 2016...
-..the father, Maldwyn Harries...
-..went to do the milking
-as he did every day...
-..leaving his wife, seven children
-and his grandson asleep in bed.
-But that morning...
-..the electricity in the parlour
-went off and he went to investigate.
-I walked towards the house...
-..and saw the front window
-full of white smoke.
-I thought maybe the kettle
-But I came around here
-and saw flames coming out the house.
-I went through the other door,
-through the fire, upstairs...
-..and got the three sons out of bed.
-My wife went into the extension...
-..to get the four girls and grandson
-I tried to put the light on
-and I couldn't.
-I ran back
-and used the torch on my phone.
-My mum was screaming,
-"Get out! Fire!"
-Mark, one of Maldwyn's sons,
-had just returned from New Zealand.
-It was his first night
-back on the farm with his family.
-I couldn't see anything
-so I followed the banister down.
-I found Tomos sitting on the stairs
-so I brought him down with me.
-I was the one that dialled 999.
-I rung them at 3.08am.
-As we were making our way
-to the cars, my mother was saying...
-.."Get away from the house, get
-in your cars," the windows smashed.
-It was a horrible noise.
-Every member of the family
-had to go to hospital.
-But with farm work to do,
-they couldn't abandon it.
-We had to go back to do the work.
-We had to carry on as usual.
-It was silly
-to go through the fire...
-..but the children's well-being
-It is hard but I have to face
-the fact that life goes on.
-One day, the house will be renovated
-and we'll be happy.
-A tumble dryer caused the fire.
-But with work on the house
-..the Harries family hope
-they'll be home this Christmas.
-It's on-call crews
-that are in rural areas like this.
-The crews give their time on top
-of their normal working hours.
-But training is equally important
-to these crews...
-with the new responsibilities...
-with medical emergencies.
-Today, the Llandysul,
-Carmarthen and Pontardawe crews...
-..are training in one
-of the area's wind turbine sites.
-The co-responder vehicle
-is called out to ambulance calls...
-..the red calls.
-We live in a rural area so it takes
-time for the ambulance to get here.
-If we can get there first
-and give basic support, it helps.
-We're in Alltwalis
-on the Statkraft farm.
-There are ten wind turbines here.
-We're here today
-for a training session...
-..to see how we'd respond
-as a fire service...
-..if anyone had an accident
-working on a wind turbine.
-It isn't a comfortable place
-to work. It's hot and confined.
-You have to bend over
-when doing a lot of the work.
-It isn't comfortable.
-They look very solid...
-..but when you stand in them
-when it's windy, they do move a bit.
-OK, casualty's now
-going to be coming out.
-or in an emergency...
-..it takes the crews 20 minutes
-to get up the turbine.
-The greatest challenge is to bring
-the patient down safely.
-The car's been out many times...
-who've suffered a heart attack.
-It's worthwhile - it saves lives.
-One family aware of the value of the
-fire service's medical vehicles...
-..is Delyth Davies's family
-from Cenarth in the Teifi Valley.
-Delyth still finds it hard
-to talk about the incident...
-..but for her husband, Huw,
-the memories are vivid.
-It happened at Cenarth Eisteddfod
-in January 2014.
-The recitation party competition
-was taking place.
-Merched Cenarth were competing.
-They'd been reciting for two minutes
-when I heard a noise.
-Someone had fallen.
-I realized it was Delyth.
-She hit her head.
-After the incident,
-one of those present phoned 999.
-Gethin Davies was one of the two
-..from Newcastle Emlyn fire station.
-We had a call to go to Cenarth.
-When we got there,
-a crowd had gathered outside.
-When Daryl and I walked in,
-I didn't realize it was Delyth.
-When I turned to see her daughter,
-Gwawr, and Huw...
-..it struck me that it was Delyth
-lying on the floor.
-Two girls who happened
-to be in the audience came forward.
-They performed CPR on Delyth
-In about nine minutes after
-the girls had been working hard...
-..the two men from Newcastle Emlyn
-fire brigade arrived...
-Gethin and Daryl.
-They set to work immediately
-to continue CPR.
-That didn't work
-so they shocked her.
-After the first shock,
-I didn't know what was happening
-at that point.
-She'd turned blue -
-her lips and ears.
-People were gathering around
-trying to comfort me.
-They could see it looked bleak.
-But after the second shock...
-..they got her round,
-they got her back.
-that but for those two girls...
-..and the two firemen...
-..who did their work so well...
-..she wouldn't be with us today.
-The ambulance arrived
-after 45 minutes.
-It would've been hopeless
-but for the firemen.
-That's the situation
-in the countryside.
-The ambulance was elsewhere.
-The paramedic from Lampeter
-came after 20 minutes.
-As I said, but for the two firemen,
-who did the CPR and shocking...
-..she wouldn't be here.
-Across Mid and West Wales...
-..the main focus of every fire
-and rescue service is the community.
-The crews take every opportunity
-to raise money for charities...
-..that are close to the heart
-of people local to the station.
-This year, at the Tenby Carnival,
-organized by the local station...
-..the money's being raised
-for The Fire Fighters Charity.
-I was here this morning
-around 7.30am to set up...
-..and to try and stop the rain.
-Once it was all ready, we open
-the doors and people come in.
-We do a lot for the town
-and the town helps us a lot.
-We arrange an open day
-with the station.
-Everyone enjoys themselves.
-We raise a lot of money
-for the fire brigade charity.
-Five, four, three, two, one.
-We have a good crew at the station.
-We enjoy helping each other.
-We're like a family.
-It's a good opportunity
-to showcase the work of the service.
-One popular activity
-is meeting Celt...
-..one of the service's rescue dogs
-who's trained by Kevin Hughes.
-We've always come down
-to support the lads here.
-It's a good carnival
-so it's important to support them.
-If Celt finds somebody,
-how do I know Celt's found somebody?
-It's nice for children and parents
-to have a photo with him.
-He'll be around people and noise.
-So it's not a bad thing that
-he's around people all the time.
-Pops and bangs.
-The carnival attracts officers
-from across the service...
-..including Illtyd Protheroe...
-..the Chaplain at the Mid and West
-Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
-I remember coming here
-as a child on holiday...
-..when I was about eight years old.
-I remember this day.
-It's a day when people
-can come into the station...
-..to see what goes on.
-The people here
-can talk to the Tenby locals.
-It's also holiday season.
-There are people here
-from all over the country.
-A day like today raises
-so much money for a great cause.
-Firefighters get injured...
-..and there are places
-for them to receive treatment.
-In the town centre are Gareth Jones
-and a special fire engine...
-..a favourite with many of
-the young visitors to the carnival.
-People come from all over
-because of the carnival...
-..to go to the station
-and to ride on the fire engine.
-Hundreds of children have been here.
-Thousands of people
-have visited today.
-I don't allow them
-to sit in the driver's seat...
-..because small fingers
-can go everywhere.
-We have colouring activities
-for them to take home.
-In a place like this,
-many are holidaymakers.
-They tell me...
-.."They'll be quiet in the caravan
-tonight as they'll be colouring!"
-The Fire Service
-is constantly developing.
-The next generation is paramount.
-As the service's
-medical responsibilities expand...
-between the services becomes closer.
-the next generation of paramedics...
-..is learning about the dangers
-of responding to car accidents.
-The new recruits
-were with the paramedics.
-They wanted to know
-what the dangers were...
-..when responding to a car accident.
-when we come to help someone...
-that we know each other.
-We know how to work together then.
-They've been with us for six weeks.
-But they haven't seen
-a road traffic accident.
-..we've been discussing issues
-with the fire brigade in Carmarthen.
-We're learning how to get people out
-of a car involved in an accident.
-Three, two, one.
-We're demonstrating the dangers
-of working with airbags.
-If the battery
-has not been removed...
-..the airbags can explode.
-There's a chance
-they can injure the paramedics.
-We put steering wheel covers on...
-..to stop it from hitting the person
-in the car and the paramedics.
-There's a standard procedure
-to get people out of cars.
-These have to learn that procedure.
-They'll work with people
-they haven't met before...
-..so we have to work as a team.
-It's something we call
-We work at the same time.
-They can get on
-with what they're doing...
-..and we can do what we want to do.
-The crews prepare
-for all sorts of calls.
-But sometimes, there are things
-we can do to help them...
-..and avoid calling them out,
-like the next call to Carmarthen.
-We've had a call to say that smoke
-is going into a house...
-..located near the fire.
-We're going to find out
-..and if there's anyone
-in charge of the fire.
-If you want to come down, there's
-hardstanding all the way down.
-You'll see a telephone box.
-There's no-one at home on the farm.
-So I've asked the lads
-to put water on the bonfire.
-I hope that someone
-will come home soon.
-There should be someone
-watching the fire.
-Sometimes, the fire spreads
-to the trees and the grass.
-There should be someone here
-to supervise bonfires.
-Someone should keep watch on fires.
-The boys have put an auto pump
-into the lake...
-..because we want to throw
-plenty of water on the fire.
-Rather than using the fire engine,
-we use the auto pump.
-There's plenty of water in the lake
-to put out the fire.
-We don't want the fire
-..and someone making another call
-to report it.
-from incident commander.
-One bonfire consisting of a quantity
-of rubbish, white goods...
-..and caravan chassis.
-The owner of the property
-is still not in attendance.
-It's been a remarkable year
-for Chris Jones.
-Not only has he been appointed the
-manager of the Carmarthen crew...
-..but he's about to marry Emma,
-his partner of 20 years.
-Today's the last day
-before I go to the wedding.
-There's one day
-to make last-minute arrangements.
-I haven't finished my speech yet.
-I've got that to do tonight.
-As Chris Jones's last shift before
-his wedding comes to an end...
-..the celebrations continue
-..as the community
-and the firefighters...
-..celebrate the pinnacle
-of the carnival - the parade.
-It's a special day for everyone.
-The crew in Tenby really enjoy it.
-We gladly give up a day's work
-to put all this together.
-The community gets right behind us.
-It's a great spectacle
-for holidaymakers and tourists.
-There aren't many places left
-where a carnival is still held.
-But as you can see,
-everyone's enjoying themselves.
-If it rains, it rains!
-But everyone enjoys themselves.
-We're a retained station,
-only on duty when we get a call-out.
-We do two hours training a week and
-everything else, we just put it in.
-it's certainly not for money.
-It's for the love of the event,
-the town and the community.
-There's no way to escape the
-challenges of their duties often...
-..but today, some of the Carmarthen
-crew are in Newcastle Emlyn...
-..to celebrate the wedding
-of Chris Jones.
-I, Christopher Martell Jones,
-take you, Emma Jane Parsons...
-..to be my wedded wife.
-I, Emma Jane Parsons...
-..take you, Christopher Martell
-Jones, to be my wedded husband.
-To see everyone here,
-especially work colleagues...
-..friends from Cardigan, Carmarthen,
-Cardiff and England...
-It gives me pleasure to declare
-that you are now husband and wife.
-It's probably hard
-being a firefighter's wife.
-We're called out in
-the middle of the night sometimes.
-I wake the children,
-wake Emma maybe.
-But that's what comes with the job.
-These things happen
-and someone has to rescue people.
-It's tough on the family,
-but it's what I signed up to do.
-It's a big family.
-It's your firefighter family,
-and I do think of them as family.
-We are so, so close
-and I love them all to bits.
-They are fantastic. I love them all.
-It's obvious that firefighters' role
-is much more than the job title.
-It's a way of life
-for them and their families.
-The passion to respond and rescue
-an integral part of their character.
-But despite the challenges...
-..the crews across Mid and West
-Wales work tirelessly...
-..to battle flames
-and to rescue from emergencies...
-..all for our sake...
-Hello, Fire and Rescue Service.
-S4C Subtitles by Testun Cyf.
Cawn ddilyn criw Abertawe sy'n cynorthwyo rhywun sydd wedi ceisio diffodd tân ar ei ben ei hun. We follow the crew from Swansea Central and the Carmarthen crew in the final programme.