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19th May '16 5:35:27 PM SteveMB
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Compare/contrast AmbulanceCut, where there's a quick cut from the emergency to the response, usually [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]].

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Compare/contrast AmbulanceCut, where there's a quick cut from the emergency to the response, usually [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]]. Contrast PoliceAreUseless, where police assistance is late and doesn't do any good when it finally does arrive.
25th Apr '16 6:33:36 PM DyingWillKirby
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': While trying to deliver vital evidence to the police, Judy and Nick end up narrowly escaping a train crash in the subway, and the police are waiting to assist them just minutes after they walk away from the wreckage, even though no one else saw the crash and neither of them called for help. [[spoiler:Judy immediately notices how strange it is for the police to have responded so quickly, as if they knew she and Nick would be there, so she decides against handing them the case of evidence. Sure enough, the responders were [[DirtyCop dirty cops]] trying to intercept and destroy the evidence before they got to the actual authorities.]]
10th Mar '16 12:51:45 PM GrammarNavi
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* Played for laughs in Creator/RobertRankin's ''The Antipope'': "The fire brigade, who arrived in record time, on hearing it was a [[BritishPubs pub]] on fire..."

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* Played for laughs in Creator/RobertRankin's ''The Antipope'': "The fire brigade, who arrived in record time, on hearing it was a [[BritishPubs [[UsefulNotes/BritishPubs pub]] on fire..."
12th Nov '15 5:35:29 PM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs in RobertRankin's ''The Antipope'': "The fire brigade, who arrived in record time, on hearing it was a [[BritishPubs pub]] on fire..."

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* Played for laughs in RobertRankin's Creator/RobertRankin's ''The Antipope'': "The fire brigade, who arrived in record time, on hearing it was a [[BritishPubs pub]] on fire..."
8th Nov '15 11:58:23 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'' ''Adult Party Cartoon'' episode "Ren Seeks Help", the psychiatric ambulance arrives immediately after Ren kills his "psychologist", [[FridgeLogic even though no one called for it]].

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* In ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' ''Adult Party Cartoon'' episode "Ren Seeks Help", the psychiatric ambulance arrives immediately after Ren kills his "psychologist", [[FridgeLogic even though no one called for it]].
27th Oct '15 10:17:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in the 1974 version of ''TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree''. The big shock for the audience was ''the fire truck crashes as it is out on a run''.

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* Averted in the 1974 version of ''TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree''.''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree''. The big shock for the audience was ''the fire truck crashes as it is out on a run''.



* In the first ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movie, the police, fire trucks, and camera crews all show up within seconds of Lois Lane's helicopter crash. Not sure why they bothered, though, since they couldn't even keep people off the sidewalk in front of the building (where the helicopter was going to hit when it fell seconds later.)

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* In the first ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movie, ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', the police, fire trucks, and camera crews all show up within seconds of Lois Lane's helicopter crash. Not sure why they bothered, though, since they couldn't even keep people off the sidewalk in front of the building (where the helicopter was going to hit when it fell seconds later.)
25th Aug '15 8:44:00 AM Prfnoff
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* Averted in one episode of ''LawAndOrderSVU'' when Olivia gets into a car accident with Elliot's (pregnant) wife, who goes into labor and has to be extracted from the car. It takes several minutes for the emergency response to arrive and an even longer time for her to actually be extracted. The show does play this straight at other times, though.

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* Averted in one episode of ''LawAndOrderSVU'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' when Olivia gets into a car accident with Elliot's (pregnant) wife, who goes into labor and has to be extracted from the car. It takes several minutes for the emergency response to arrive and an even longer time for her to actually be extracted. The show does play this straight at other times, though.



* Averted in an episode of SeventhHeaven when Julie goes into labor at the Camden House the family calls for an ambulance but it doesn't arrive until well after the baby is born.

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* Averted in an episode of SeventhHeaven ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' when Julie goes into labor at the Camden House the family calls for an ambulance but it doesn't arrive until well after the baby is born.



* Averted in ''Rescue911'' considering that the true stories having emergency services seeming to take forever to get to the emergencies. For instance, there is a story of wounded man in an isolated farm house and it was noted that it would take 20 minutes for the ambulance to get there at maximum speed with lights and siren.

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* Averted in ''Rescue911'' ''Series/{{Rescue 911}}'' considering that the true stories having emergency services seeming to take forever to get to the emergencies. For instance, there is a story of wounded man in an isolated farm house and it was noted that it would take 20 minutes for the ambulance to get there at maximum speed with lights and siren.



* A plot point in ChicagoFire. The firefighters of House 51 becomes involved in a lawsuit because a woman blamed her husband's death on their response time.

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* A plot point in ChicagoFire.''Series/ChicagoFire''. The firefighters of House 51 becomes involved in a lawsuit because a woman blamed her husband's death on their response time.
29th Jul '15 11:46:49 AM dmcreif
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* The North Hollywood shootout resulted from this trope. The two gunmen planned to rob a Bank of America in North Hollywood and even set their watches for the approximate time they thought it would take the police to respond, eight minutes. The trope happened because two LAPD officers driving past the bank happened to spot them.
28th Apr '15 12:51:48 PM nombretomado
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* {{Deconstructed}} at least twice in ''BurnNotice''. On one occasion, Michael's voiceover explains that to get the police to respond on your schedule, you have to call ahead. Mike's preferred method is to report a few minor crimes in a five-block radius.
* A bizarre example happens in ''BoyMeetsWorld'', where Eric accidentally sets a curtain on fire, and firefighters appear instantaneously, gratuitously hacking through the (unlocked) door with an ax.

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* {{Deconstructed}} at least twice in ''BurnNotice''.''Series/BurnNotice''. On one occasion, Michael's voiceover explains that to get the police to respond on your schedule, you have to call ahead. Mike's preferred method is to report a few minor crimes in a five-block radius.
* A bizarre example happens in ''BoyMeetsWorld'', ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', where Eric accidentally sets a curtain on fire, and firefighters appear instantaneously, gratuitously hacking through the (unlocked) door with an ax.
10th Apr '15 7:20:59 PM Katsuhagi
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** A good example of this occurred during the Boston Marathon Bombings of 2013, when the bombs went off at the finish line, an area that was already full of police and [=EMTs=] who were around for security reasons and to treat runners of the Marathon who might have medical issues after the race. As a result they were able to get to the victims quickly, get them to ambulances that were already standing by and by extension hospitals (several of which are ranked among the best in the world within city limits) in mere minutes and as a result there were only three fatalities of an estimated 264 serious injuries. Since several victims suffered massive blood loss that caused and/or required limb amputations the total number of deaths could have been ''much'' higher.

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** A good example of this occurred during the Boston Marathon Bombings of 2013, when the bombs went off at the finish line, an area that was already full of police and [=EMTs=] who were around for security reasons and to treat runners of the Marathon who might have medical issues after the race. As a result they were able to get to the victims quickly, get them to ambulances that were already standing by and by extension hospitals (several hospitals, several of which are ranked among the best in the world within city limits) limits in mere minutes (with the record being a total of only ''eight minutes'' between the blasts and the first victim getting into surgery) and as a result there were only three fatalities of an estimated 264 serious injuries. Since several victims suffered massive blood loss that caused and/or required limb amputations the total number of deaths could have been ''much'' higher.
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