THIS WEEK ON "BOSTON EMS," FIRST RESPONDERS WALK THE TRACKS AT NIGHT
AFTER REPORTS THAT SOMEONE WAS HIT BY THE ACELA TRAIN
Plus: A Young Man on a Long Walk is Grateful to an EMT Who Improvises Shoes for His Bare Feet
"Boston EMS" Premieres Saturday, July 25 at 10:00 PM/ET on ABC
Coming on the heels of "Save My Life: Boston Trauma's" strong debut Sunday, is the premiere of "Boston EMS," a 5-part series delivering an intimate portrait of the proud men and women from one of America's most seasoned group of first responders: the first step in the chain of trauma care. This diverse group of public servants is the same heroic emergency service that answered the desperate calls of runners and spectators when bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon more than two years ago. They treated horribly injured patients at the scene and then ferried them to Boston's outstanding hospitals. Their professionalism earned the gratitude of a shell-shocked and grief-stricken city. But every day, the 350 men and women of the EMS are there, in all seasons and at all hours, serving up medical expertise accompanied by compassion and even friendship. "Boston EMS" premieres SATURDAY, JULY 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In episode one, cameras arrive at a harrowing scene of a car accident that has left a bicyclist dead and a driver having fled the scene. Paramedics remove from the wreckage a critically injured passenger. The young man pleads with them to tell him whether the bicyclist on the street survived or not - an answer they know but can't reveal.
Also in this episode: a man pulls himself out of a crashed car before it erupts into flames; a pair of accommodating EMTs surprise a barefoot homeless man with an unexpected gift; a tearful woman confides to an EMT about the devastating loss of her boyfriend whom it turns out he has a connection to; and it's all hands on deck as first responders scour the pitch-dark train tracks for a possible patient hit by the Acela express.
"Boston EMS is fazed by nothing. We have seen them extricate people from under cars, trains and fallen buildings. We have seen grateful patients and very disagreeable ones," says Executive Producer Terence Wrong. "They handle all jobs with courtesy and aplomb."
With their previous series, the producers pioneered a new form of television - unscripted authentic medical drama. Terence Wrong is the executive producer of "Save My Life: Boston Trauma" and "Boston EMS," along with the critically-acclaimed "Hopkins, "Boston Med," and "NY Med." Erica Baumgart is the senior producer. Andy Genovese, Aysu Grodowski and Alexa Coyle are series producers. Monica DelaRosa is story and digital producer. Carly Stipek is field producer. "Boston EMS" is produced by ABC's Lincoln Square Productions for ABC News.
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