FIREFIGHTERS and support staff from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are set to release their first single, a cover version of Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising.

The FireChoir featured in the BBC2 series, Sing While You Work, and have performed at the famous Carnegie Concert Hall in New York.

The single is due to be released on September 2 ahead of the choir’s first headline concert on September 30 at Parr Hall in Warrington to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity, which supports fire service staff.

Watch Manager Phil Marke said: “Performing The Rising is our way of never forgetting our colleagues.

“The moving song holds a special meaning for every single member of the choir as it was written in reaction to the September 11 2001 attack on the Twin Towers in New York in which 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and 10 paramedics lost their lives.

“But for the FireChoir the song isn’t only a reminder of those who fell on 9/11; each time we sing it we feel it is a tribute to those emergency services personnel in the UK who have given their lives in the line of duty.”

The song was recorded at the Grammy award winning Parr Street Studios in Liverpool where bands including Coldplay, Stereophonics and Take That have also created music.

The Rising will be available from iTunes, Amazon and Google Play for 79p and for more information about the choir’s Parr Hall concert visit