A FIREFIGHTER based in Leintwardine will be showcased on a BBC documentary tonight.

On-call firefighter Peter Murray will feature on BBC One series Home Front Heroes, where his job as a modern day firefighter will be likened to a wartime air raid warden.

The programme will follow former Paralympian and member of the House of Lords, the Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, as she explores the bravery of her grandfather who was an air-raid warden in the Second World War.

She visited Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue to find out more about what working as an air raid warden would have been like.

The former Paralympian interviewed Peter to understand more about his life as a firefighter in a rural community and how he balances it with his other job as a self-employed craftsman and woodsman.

Peter said: "As a craftsman I spend a lot of my time on my own in my workshop and being part of the Fire Service gives me the chance to get out and do exciting thing as part of a team - and the extra money is always appreciated.

"Leintwardine is a quieter station so it's been no problem balancing my on-call commitments with my home life – and as I'm new to the area it's helped me get to know people and feel like I'm a part of the village."

Tanni added: "The on-call firefighter is a genuine community champion. Like the air-raid wardens of World War II, these men and women are a vital part of their town or village, working and living locally and providing first response for fires, road accidents, water incidents, and even rescuing animals.

"During their training day, I was struck by their commitment to the Fire Service and to their communities, and also their skills and teamwork in the most hostile conditions. They really are the modern-day Home Front Heroes."

Home Front Heroes will be broadcast tonight on BBC One at 9:15pm and will be available to watch on iPlayer for 30 days.