The “White Helmets,” a new Netflix original documentary, follows the first responders in Syria who are unlikely heroes, NBC News reported.
About 3,000 Syrians make up the Syrian Civil Defense group, comprised of shopkeepers, bakers and teachers put their lives on the line each day to help during the country’s war.
The Netflix documentary follows three men to Turkey, where they receive training before returning to Aleppo to work in the same rescue unit. The filmmakers' hope was to bring international attention to this civilian group and the work that they do.
The volunteers' work gained international attention in August when the group helped save Omran Daqneesh, the little boy covered in dust and blood.
“White Helmets” is now available on Netflix in 190 countries in 21 languages.