* {{Anvilicious}}: Many times, but this wasn't really the point of the series and was only mentioned in the "aftermath" part of the segments. [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped And really, some of that advice can keep your friends and family safe.]]
* {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}: A lot of them.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyvnKYadRM4 The main theme]] Doncha just want to join an ambulance crew now?
* GatewaySeries: While not the first show of its kind, people who watched crime and rescue shows started with this show.
** We don't have an exact figure, but there are quite a few people who were inspired to become dispatchers, firemen, paramedics, or police officers because of shows like this.
* {{Narm}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djbr2ihSp0M#t=2m23s "Bob, get yer gun! There's an alligator with a kid in his mouth!"]]
* SpecialEffectFailure: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC9-RP4AWNU#t=112s This.]]
* TearJerker: By FAR. Especially, but obviously not limited to, those episodes where victims did die (though deaths were less frequent later in the show's run).
* TooDumbToLive: "Sealant overdose".
* WhatAnIdiot: Some of the accidents are caused by stupidity. Naturally, the show lampshaded this and showed how to learn from it.
** "Scuba Cave," wherein some untrained divers decided to explore a cave. It did not end well.
** "Roller Coaster Rescue," where a teenager mistakenly put his foot on the track to push a roller coaster onto the track. [[spoiler:He ends up with a mangled leg after being dragged around the track.]]
** A guy in one episode decides to move a dishwasher out to check on the hose, without first shutting off the electricity.
** A couple of girls decide to play in the trunk of a car, and one of them closes it. (To be fair, though, they ''were'' kids...)
** A woman was diagnosed as hypoglycemic, and did not take it seriously, causing her blood sugar get too low and to lose consciousness while driving.
** A boy playing hide-and-seek decides that a narrow laundry chute would be the perfect place to hide.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: They mention that a pig is a ''very'' unusual pet. This is deliberately invoked in an episode where a pig has to be rescued.
* HellIsThatNoise: The tone in 'Mystery Dispatch'