Type
Reality/Game Show
Premiered
Sep. 05, 1989
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network

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Rescue 911

Host William Shatner presented re-inactments of automobile accidents, medical emergencies, fires, choking/asphyxiations to show how the emergency services respond. Sometimes their cameras would follow real life (sometimes death) events as they unfolded. Viewers learnt something about first aid and how to deal with emergencies by watching this show.

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07x15 Episode 714 Aired: Aug. 27, 1996

Boy stops school bus when the driver collapses (October 3, 1995. Saint Louis, Missouri); Four children hit by a car are treated at University …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 7 seasons and 185 episodes air between 1989 and 1996.

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  • According to the show's creators, it was never intended as a life-saving tool.
  • The show was never originally intended to be a full-blown series - it initially was a one-time special. However, the popularity and high ratings from it led to it becoming a full show, which…
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    The show was never originally intended to be a full-blown series - it initially was a one-time special. However, the popularity and high ratings from it led to it becoming a full show, which of course, lasted for several years.
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  • The majority of the events shown on the shows are actually recreations, however, the 911 recordings are almost always the authentic, original recordings. The phrase "actual call" would appear…
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    The majority of the events shown on the shows are actually recreations, however, the 911 recordings are almost always the authentic, original recordings. The phrase "actual call" would appear at the bottom of the screen to denote this.
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