''“Emergency - which service do you require?”''

Police, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics (which often overlap with firefighters; in many areas the [=EMTs=] work for the Fire Department, and in many more the firefighters ''are'' [=EMTs=]/medics). 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 [[CopShow 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 PowerTrio, as this is about the organizations, not a trio of people. Also takes into account locale-specific services like UsefulNotes/CoastGuard, Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue, etc. Then there's the mercifully seldom heard of Nuclear Emergency...

Some characters need them enough to be AcquaintedWithEmergencyServices.

Sometimes praised in fiction as TheRealHeroes, but [[BrokenAesop it's often lip service compared to how they are usually treated]].

Frequently overlaps with {{Rescue}} shows.

* Look up the works listed on PoliceProcedural and CopShow.

* ''Series/RescueMe''.
* ''Film/{{Backdraft}}''.
* An Australian series called ''[=Fire=]''
* Another Australian series ''{{Fireflies}}'', about volunteer firefighters.
* A {{Pinball}} table named ''[[Pinball/{{Fire}} Fire!]]''
* ''Film/{{Ladder 49}}''
* ''Series/LondonsBurning''
* ''WesternAnimation/FiremanSam''
* ''Series/TheSmoke''
* ''Series/Station19'' (though it does also have a police officer for a main character and several surgeons)

[[AC:Paramedics ''and'' Firefighters]]
* ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}''
* ''Trauma''
* ''Series/{{Casualty}}''
* ''Series/ChicagoFire''

[[AC:All Three]]
* ''Series/{{Rescue 911}}''
* ''Series/ThirdWatch''
* The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games let you try out each of these in the [[{{Sidequest}} secondary missions]].
* The [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Autobots]] had quite a few whose vehicle form was an emergency vehicle.
** As far as Transformers go, it's probably worth noting that the ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]]'' combiner team the Protectobots who form Defensor are made entirely up of these vehicles (Hot Spot - fire engine, Streetwise - police car, Groove - an[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Scale oddly large]] police motorcycle, First Aid - ambulance, Blades - air ambulance), as does the main cast of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' (Optimus Prime - fire engine, Ratchet - ambulance, Prowl - police motorcycle, Bulkhead - police APC[[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Rover_Tangi There's precedent for these in real life.]] Bulkhead ''looks'' military instead of police since olive green is his natural color, but in the pilot you can clearly see that the probes are scanning otherwise identical blue APCs that the police own.[[/note]], Bumblebee - undercover police car (as in, a civilian car equipped with a siren and possibly other gear)).
* So do the robots from the various ''Braves'' series (where the good robots are all various public service vehicles) which you probably just know of from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''. Unsurprisingly, both ''Braves'' and ''Transformers'' were based on toylines from the same company.
* ''WesternAnimation/RescueHeroes'' was a cartoon [[MerchandiseDriven based on a toyline]] that featured an elite team of emergency service members (and astronauts) who operated like [[SuperHero superheroes]], but focused entirely on rescuing people rather than fighting crime (oddly, that includes the police officers who were part of the team).
* The aptly named ''VideoGame/{{Emergency}}'' series of videogames is centred around managing various emergency personnel to, well, solve emergencies. This often involves using two or all three of the emergency services. [[note]] But seeing how the games are [[CreatorProvincialism made in Germany]], the later ones also feature the ''[[MrFixit Technical Relief Services]]'' as a fourth faction which takes on the more high-profile engineering duties for the fire brigade.[[/note]]
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' occasionally have a season themed on emergency services:
** The main example is ''Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive''/''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'', an emergency squad specifically equipped to rescue people from monster attacks.
** ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger''/''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' and ''[[Series/KaitouSentaiLupinrangerVSKeisatsuSentaiPatranger Keisatsu Sentai Patranger]]'' are the Police variant. As is ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger''/''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', if you're willing to count TimePolice.
** Sets of emergency-based mecha also tend to appear in vehicle-themed series, including ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger''/''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'', ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger''/''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'', and ''Series/ResshaSentaiToQger''. This also applies to the sister franchise ''Franchise/KamenRider'' with ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'', as Drive has some emergency vehicles among his car-themed powerups.
* There's also ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce'' and ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueFire''; the first skewed more to general allround rescue, while the latter was more oriented towards a firefighter theme.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' has the MCPD (Mixopolis City Police Department), MCFD (Mixopolis City Fire Department) and the Medix (doctors).

* ''Film/TheGuardian'', a film about the United States UsefulNotes/CoastGuard and their Aviation Survival Technician (AST) program.
* The [[TheFederation Time-Space Administration Bureau's]] Disaster Relief Branch in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' 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.
* ''Series/RescueSpecialOps'', an Australian series about search and rescue professionals.