* Virtually the entire show. Aside from the very well-done recreations of the incidents, just about every story involves everyday people or emergency personnel stepping up to save lives. For example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqlc7cAoDxA this police officer]] who chased down a pair of runaway boxcars that collided with a car and bringing them to a halt before they crushed the vehicle against a bridge.
* Here's a nice, specific, badass example. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06soVwPPcKs A boy is attacked by a crocodile]]. He is rescued by, among other people, [[PapaWolf his father]], who gets his arm ''bitten clean off'' by said croc. The father proceeds to oversee his son's care, does everything he can to help, and at the end of the segment we learn that he saved his son by '''''punching the crocodile in the face until it let go of the son and attacked the father instead'''''. In a show built basically out of RealLife BigDamnHeroes moments, he's pretty much at the top.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9L31hL8UL0 A woman is assaulted]] by a rapist her son accidentally let into the house. She forestalls him by asking him to let her put her son in another room, then says she needs to call work and tell them she'll be late. He watches her dial, so she calls a friend and manages to ask him to come over without letting the intruder know who she's talking to. Then, when he looks away for a moment, [[CrowningMomentofAwesome she hangs up and dials 911, still without him realizing anything was amiss.]] Keep in mind that she's doing all this having just been attacked, with the person who attacked her standing over her shoulder.
* Two days shy of his fourth birthday, Jameson [[http://youtu.be/dELXyakvjzc calls 911]] after his mom begins choking on a cough drop.(His parents had installed a phone in the bathroom--the kitchen phone was out of his reach--several months earlier when his mom was pregnant, in case she went into labor when her husband was at work.)
* The episode wherein two school buses carrying firefighters were going down a mountain, and one of them had a brakes failure. The way he managed to stop the bus is nothing short of impressive.
* A kid performed CPR on a logger.
* The Maui sand truck save wherein the rescuers dig the couple out of the sand, and the girl is ''unharmed''.
* Lynne from "911 He's Not an Officer" refused to be a victim, and turned the tables on her would-be attacker (and was pretty darn gutsy given how the situation could have potentially gone south):
** A man in a Mustang attempts to pull Lynne over by flashing a badge. Suspicious as to why an off-duty or undercover officer would want to pull her over for some slight speeding, she uses her ace in the hole: a mobile phone, something pretty rare in 1991.
** Upon seeing her grab the phone, the suspect flees. Lynne tells the 911 operator the man's license plate number, and follows him closely, relaying the street names to dispatchers (who confirm that the car doesn't belong to a cop).
** She eventually chases him to a parking garage, where he is trapped. Her descriptions of the man help the police to find and arrest him minutes later for ImpersonatingAnOfficer.