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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 27: Fire fighters work to put out a fire at a factory near the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A number of businesses and homes were damaged as the area has become the site of an ongoing protest after the police killing of George Floyd. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I can’t breathe". Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Lights. Camera. Action. The Fort Myers Fire Department is being followed around by a film crew from the TV show “Live Rescue” this week.

Footage of the fire department’s headquarters and one of the city’s busiest stations, Fire Station 11, will appear later on Season 3 of the popular A&E reality show, according to a news release from the City of Fort Myers.

“Having our department on Live Rescue gives citizens a glimpse into everyday situations we encounter on the job as firefighters,” said Fire Chief Tracy McMillion in the news release. “In addition, the recruitment value is tremendous.”

Viewers can expect to see rescue scenes involving health and safety incidents, structure fires, and vehicle accidents.

Live Rescue airs at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It’s unclear if footage from this week will appear this weekend or later in the series, or how long filming will continue in Fort Myers.


The show follows EMTs and fire departments from across the country as they bravely put their lives on the line responding to emergency rescue calls.

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Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat