Cape Coral firefighter featured on German show

CREATED Jan. 15, 2014

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) - The Cape Coral Fire Department is about to hit prime time - in Germany.

The News-Press of Fort Myers reports a two-man crew is following 51-year-old Juergen Schmidt, a firefighter from Germany, for a show called "Achtung Kontrolle!" The show is one of the most popular reality shows aired on Kabel 1 in Germany. The segment could air in March.

The newspaper says the hour-long show features 15-minute segments on people who work in either law enforcement or other high-risk professions.

Schmidt speaks fluent German. He explained on camera what the firefighters experienced, as long as patients give their permission.

The crew arrived last Friday and got a close-up look during a 24-hour shift.

The show's editor says a lot of Germans travel to Florida.

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