Emergency Heroes

7:30pm – Monday, January 11 on TV 3

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a 111 call? This week TV3 goes behind the emergency calls and exposes the day-to-day lives of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are there when we need help the most. Emergency Heroes screens on Monday, January 11th at 7:30pm on 3.

This local documentary series follows the work of the courageous people who respond to 111 calls. In the course of each ordinary day, the audience will get rare insights into the working lives of these extraordinary people.

Emergency Heroes is the only television series which includes footage from all three services – Ambulance, Police and Fire. It is also the only series to include footage inside the 111 call centre – so that every incident is followed from the fateful 111 phone call, right through the event on the ground, to its aftermath.

A team of eight camera crews, five directors and more than a dozen cameras bring the audience close to the action.

The footage includes interviews with officers from cameras inside each vehicle, the hair-raising point of view from inside the Police’s Eagle helicopter, and the grittiness of the police street camera network.

We see operators and dispatchers fielding panic-stricken calls – their calm voices seeking details, while they send professionals to help.

We find out what officers are thinking as they race to respond to a call, never knowing exactly what they’ll find at the scene. And we hear the emotion of people who are often at their most frightened and vulnerable, as they tell their stories to those who are there to help.

Make sure not to miss the emotion, challenges and danger behind this week’s 111 calls when Emergency Heroes screens on Monday, January 11th at 7:30pm on 3.

Emergency Heroes – the series that has shown everyday people exactly what happens behind the scenes when a 111 call comes to an end with another action packed episode when the series finals on Wednesday, April 29th at 8pm on 3.

Emergency Heroes follows the work of the courageous people who respond to 111 calls. In the course of each ordinary day, these heroes risk their lives as they race to respond to a call, never knowing exactly what they’ll find at the scene.

“I don’t find the big trauma jobs too bad,” series star Helen Barry tells The Dominion Post about her experiences as a Paramedic in the Wellington Free Ambulance.

“The jobs I find personally hard are the domestics, where you turn up at night and there’s little four and six-year-olds running around who don’t have their jarmies on and who have just seen dad thump mum because they’ve both had a bit too much to drink.”

Over the season Emergency Heroes has taken viewers on the often unknown ride with not only the Paramedics but all three services – Police, Fire and Ambulance.

And Barry says that it is often this unknown that’s part of the excitement of her job as well as Emergency Heroes.

“That’s one of the beauties of it,” she says. “You turn up and you have no idea what you are going to be in for on any given day.”

But what we do know is that in the season finale Aji and Clare will go after bag-snatchers, vandals will start a fire in Herne Bay and Kelvin will attempt to get the truth out of a suspected car-knocker.

Make sure not to miss all this action when we say goodbye to our heroes on the Emergency Heroes season finale, screening on Wednesday, April 29th at 8pm on 3.

Wednesday, February 25th at 8pm

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a 111 call? This week TV3 goes behind the emergency calls and exposes the day-to-day lives of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are there when we need help the most. Emergency Heroes premieres on Wednesday, February 25th at 8pm on 3.

This new local documentary series follows the work of the courageous people who respond to 111 calls. In the course of each ordinary day, the audience will get rare insights into the working lives of these extraordinary people.

Emergency Heroes is the only television series which includes footage from all three services – Ambulance, Police and Fire. It is also the only series to include footage inside the 111 call centre – so that every incident is followed from the fateful 111 phone call, right through the event on the ground, to its aftermath.

A team of eight camera crews, five directors and more than a dozen cameras bring the audience close to the action.

The footage includes interviews with officers from cameras inside each vehicle, the hair-raising point of view from inside the Police’s Eagle helicopter, and the grittiness of the police street camera network.

We see operators and dispatchers fielding panic-stricken calls – their calm voices seeking details, while they send professionals to help.

We find out what officers are thinking as they race to respond to a call, never knowing exactly what they’ll find at the scene. And we hear the emotion of people who are often at their most frightened and vulnerable, as they tell their stories to those who are there to help.

Make sure not to miss the emotion, challenges and danger behind this week’s 111 call when Emergency Heroes premieres on Wednesday, February 25th at 8pm on 3.