Hellfire Heroes is an observational doc series created for Discovery Channel Canada about two teams of fire fighters in remote regions of Alberta. From the Ashes of one of the worst natural disasters in Canada's history grew a fire department that is ready for anything. Led by Chief Jamie Coutts, the Slave Lake fire department tackles everything from residential fires, to water rescue, hazmat search and rescue and even wildfires. People in Slave Lake rely on the fire department for everything and anything. These men and women have guts and glory, but more than anything they have each other.
In 2015 Sharone Ostrovsky set out to create a series about remote firefighters. After numerous interviews with departments across Canada and the US, she came across the Slave Lake Fire department and it's chief Jamie Coutts. The search was over. Jamie Coutts proved to not only be an incredible and authentic character, but also a champion of the new series, opening doors all the way and securing unprecedented access to the inner machinations of a busy remote fire department.
Directed and developed by 4East Media co-founder Peter Esteves as well as an incredible team of industry professionals who worked tirelessly (almost as much as the firefighters) to create this incredible series. Special thanks to Tyler Richardson and Carey Opper who along with Sharone and Peter, were there from the very beginning.
Hellfire Heroes is executive produced by Montreal based Pixcom Pictures in partnership David Klein from Hillside Communications.