''Rescue Heroes'' began as a toy series by Creator/FisherPrice. It was turned into a MerchandiseDriven children's show on Creator/{{Teletoon}} that taught kids about safety and a couple of other issues starting back at 1999.

The Rescue Heroes Global Response Team is a team of [[EmergencyServices emergency rescue specialists]] (firefighters, police, mountain climbers, divers, spelunkers, etc.) who are on call at a moment's notice to travel to the sight of big emergencies anywhere in the world and deal with them, usually employing a variety of [[MerchandiseDriven high-tech vehicles and equipment.]] All this is directed by astronaut Roger Houston, who watches over the world from a space station. Conceptually very similar to the classic series ''[[{{Series/Thunderbirds}} Thunderbirds,]]'' but set in the PresentDay.

Oh, and absolutely every recurring character has a [[MeaningfulName Meaningful,]] PunnyName, whether he/she is based on a toy or not.

!!This animated series provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: All the female members of the Rescue Heroes.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle[=/=]CatchPhrase: "Think like a Rescue Hero. Think safe."
* ArtEvolution: Season 1 is different design wise from Seasons 2 and 3. This is due to switching from Creator/WangFilmProductions (credited as Hong Gaung) to Creator/{{AKOM}}.
* {{Badass}}: Everybody.
* BigDamnHeroes: The Rescue Heroes.
* BigEater: Rocky.
* ChristmasEpisode: "All Alone for the Holidays."
* CoolBike: Jake Justice's.
* DemotedToExtra: Roger after Season 1.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Rocky's real name is Richmond.
* EmergencyServices: The whole show is built around them.
* MeaningfulName: Every single character's name has to do with their job.
** AlliterativeName: Billy Blazes, Wendy Waters, Jake Justice.
** PunnyName: Rocky Canyon, Ariel Flyer, Jack Hammer, and many more.
* {{Jerkass}}: Avery Ator in "Up, Up and Uh Oh".
* MerchandiseDriven
* TheMovie: All in CG. Also to provide a very long commercial to promote their new toy.
* PromotedToOpeningTitles: Jack starting in Season 2.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Averted. Rocky almost quits the Rescue Heroes in "Flashback to Danger" when he makes a mistake during a rescue. Billy convinces Rocky to stay after telling him the story about the only other Rescue Heroes to quit. [[spoiler:Turns out that the Rescue Heroes who quit was Billy himself. He ultimately decided to stay with the team after watching an audition tape Rocky had sent in two years prior to events of the episode.]]
* TenMinuteRetirement: In "When it Rains, it Pours", Ariel, after rescuing a hiker during a forest fire, accept a job to become a spokesperson for the National Safety Council in order to teach kids about safety. [[spoiler:After a while, she starts to miss being a Rescue Hero. Ultimately, she rejoins the team and decide to create a website to teach kids about saftey.]] Out of all the other Rescue Heroes, Rocky was the one who was ''not'' happy about Ariel leaving.
* {{Tomboy}}: Ariel.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback