This diverse group of public servants is the same heroic emergency service that answered the desperate calls of runners and spectators when bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon more than two years ago. They treated horribly injured patients at the scene and then ferried them to Boston's outstanding hospitals. Their professionalism earned the gratitude of a shell-shocked and grief-stricken city. But every day, the 350 men and women of the EMS are there, in all seasons and at all hours, serving up medical expertise accompanied by compassion and even friendship.
In episode one, cameras arrive at a harrowing scene of a car accident that has left a bicyclist dead and a driver having fled the scene. Paramedics remove from the wreckage a critically injured passenger. The young man pleads with them to tell him whether the bicyclist on the street survived or not — an answer they know but can't reveal.
Also in this episode: a man pulls himself out of a crashed car before it erupts into flames; a pair of accommodating EMTs surprise a barefoot homeless man with an unexpected gift; a tearful woman confides to an EMT about the devastating loss of her boyfriend whom it turns out he has a connection to; and it's all hands on deck as first responders scour the pitch-dark train tracks for a possible patient hit by the Acela express.
"Boston EMS" is produced by ABC's Lincoln Square Productions for ABC News with Terence Wrong serving as executive producer. Erica Baumgart is the senior producer. Andy Genovese, Aysu Grodowski and Alexa Coyle are series producers. Monica DelaRosa is story and digital producer. Carly Stipek is field producer.