Emergency Services

“Emergency - which service do you require?”

Police, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (although lumped in with paramedics). In an emergency, they are the first to respond, as most emergencies are related to their jobs. Often overworked and underpaid, but still dedicated to their jobs. Got a real big public image boost, at least in the USA, after their selfless actions on 9/11.

Individually these groups (especially the police) are depicted often enough, but once in a while you get all three playing a major role, or at least their respective vehicles.

Note that this is not them as a Power Trio, as this is about the organizations, not a trio of people. Also takes into account locale-specific services like Coast Guard, Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue, etc. Then there's the mercifully seldom heard of Nuclear Emergency...

Sometimes praised in fiction as The Real Heroes, but it's often lip service compared to how they are usually treated.

Frequently overlaps with Rescue shows.


  • Too many to count, really, although Cops stands out most.


Paramedics and Firefighters

All Three

  • The Guardian, a film about the United States Coast Guard and their Aviation Survival Technician (AST) program.
  • The Time-Space Administration Bureau's Disaster Relief Branch in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha that Subaru joins, whose duties include fire rescues and rescues at sea.
  • Police Rescue, an Australian TV show about the Police Rescue Squad, which is currently a part of the NSW Police's State Protection Group as a rescue and anti-explosive unit.
  • Rescue Special Ops, an Australian series about search and rescue professionals.